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    Azerbaijani film nominated for Oscar

    Oct 14 2017 20:23 Rustam Abdul-Aliyev Views: 360 The Azerbaijani film “Pomegranate Orchard” will be presented in Los Angeles at the Asian Film Festival, which will be held from October 25 to November 2. Filming began in October last year. Recently, it became known that the film was included in the list of Oscar contenders in the nomination of the Best Foreign Language Film. “There are times when a film comes from the title only. But sometimes you write a script, and think about a title only in the end. It was different here. The film seemed to have been born along with the title. The Pomegranate Orchard in a…

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    Pomegranate Orchard Ilgar Najaf Azerbaijan, 2017, 90 Min Old wounds are reopened when a farmer’s son unexpectedly returns to the pomegranate orchard. He deserted his wife and child twelve years ago, leaving them behind in Azerbaijan and disappearing without a trace. Over the years his father has taken care of daughter-in-law and grandson; now his long-lost son wants to take them both to Moscow. Share: Buta Film Trailer Watch the trailer Shamil has always made a living from his pomegranates. Now however he struggles to make a living, with only his daughter-in-law Sara and grandson Jalal for company: his wife has passed away and his beloved first son died in…

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    European Film Awards @EuroFilmAwards

    European Film Awards @EuroFilmAwards Gabil returns home to the humble family farmstead, surrounded by an orchard of venerable pomegranate trees; since his sudden departure twelve years ago. A to Z of #EFA2018 Feature Film Selection: POMEGRANATE ORCHARD (NAR BAĞI) by Ilgar Najaf (link: http://bit.ly/EFA2018Pomegranate) bit.ly/EFA2018Pomegra… source: https://mobile.twitter.com/eurofilmawards/status/1050017429819154436

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    POMEGRANATE ORCHARD by Ilgar Najaf -synopsis

    synopsis Gabil returns home to the humble family farmstead, surrounded by an orchard of venerable pomegranate trees; since his sudden departure twelve years ago he was never once in contact. However, the deep emotional scars he left behind cannot be erased from one day to the next. A private drama set in a picturesque landscape which tells of wrongdoings simmering below the surface of seeming innocence. international title: Pomegranate Orchard original title: Nar baği country: Azerbaijan year: 2017 genre: fiction directed by: Ilgar Najaf film run: 90′ screenplay: Asif Rustamov, Ilgar Najaf, Roelof Yan cast: Ilahe Hasanova, Semimi Farhad, Gurban Ismayilov, Hesen Aghayev cinematography by: Ayhan Salar film editing: Elmir…

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    ‘Pomegranate Orchard’: Karlovy Vary Review By Laurence Boyce2 July 2017

    Dir. Ilgar Najaf.  Azerbaijan. 2017. 90 mins An interpretation of Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard, Ilgar Najaf’s Pomegranate Orchard (Nar baği) is a measured familial drama played out against the picturesque backdrop of the titular plantation. As a depiction of a time that has passed amidst the onslaught of modernity, it is often calm and quiet whilst hiding a maelstrom of emotions below the surface. Opening the East of the West Competition at Karlovy Vary 2017 gives the film a comparatively high profile which should net a healthy amount of interest on the festival circuit – especially considering the relative paucity of films originating from Azerbaijan. Its languid pace might not…