"The Precinct" to join film festival in Romania

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The Precinct" feature film by Azerbaijani director Ilgar Safat will take part in Romania International Film Festival scheduled for May 20-25.

The film is a co-production of film studio "Narimanfilm" (Azerbaijan), "Gruziyafilm" and "Bagirafilms" (Georgia).

The project was realized with financial support of the Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry and with the assistance of PASHA Bank.

The film tells the story of a famous photographer, Garib, and his girlfriend, Sabina. They are engaged to be married and the wedding date has been set. The pair takes a trip to Gobustan, the site of Azerbaijan’s renowned prehistoric rock carvings. They have a quarrel because Garib wants to postpone the wedding in order to accept a work offer. The squabble results in a terrible car accident. The police chief has a long talk with Garib. This confrontation causes Garib to have a flashback to his childhood. He recalls his childhood hobby of photography and his early love affair with a woman, Alina, who worked at a grocery shop.

The drama film quickly gained popularity around the world and won Gold Medal from the 2011 California Film Awards, Jury’s special prize at the Golden Eye Festival of Cameramen (Georgia),the 11th International Film Festival (Tbilisi) etc.

Leading roles in a film were played by Zaza Bezhashvili (Georgia), Melissa Papel (France), Vagif Ibrahimoglu (Azerbaijan) and Timur Odushev (Azerbaijan).

Directors of photography are Konstantin Esadze and Varlam Karchadze. Art directors are Rena Effendi and Torakhanim Agabayova. Composer is Andrey Doynikov. The Art director is Jamil Guliev. The producer of a film is Nariman Mammadov.

Founded in 2005, Romania International Film Festival looks towards the Black Sea region’s film industry (Russia, Moldavian Republic, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Turkey etc.). The festival aims at promoting art cinema and promoting protestations coming from the Black Sea region and Women's director.

2016.05.17 / 23:39
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