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Səpələnmiş Ölümlər Arasında (In Between Dying)

Venezia 77 Competition

Director:
Hilal Baydarov
Production:
Ucqar Film (Hilal Baydarov, Elshan Abbasov), Splendor Omnia Studios (Carlos Reygadas), Louverture Films (Joslyn Barnes)
Running Time:
88’
Language:
Azerbaijani
Country:
Azerbaijan, Mexico, USA
Main Cast:
Orkhan Iskandarli, Rana Asgarova, Huseyn Nasirov, Maryam Naghiyeva, Kamran Huseynov, Samir Abbasov
Screenplay:
Hilal Baydarov
Cinematographer:
Elshan Abbasov
Editor:
Hilal Baydarov
Music:
Kanan Rustamli
Sound:
Orkhan Hasanov

SYNOPSIS

Davud is a misunderstood, restless young man in search of his “true” family, those whom he feels certain will bring meaning and love to his life. When, over the course of one day, he experiences an unexpected series of accidents with people that each time results in a death, invisible memories, narratives and concerns rise to the surface. Davud is propelled into a journey of discovery, failing to recognise his “missing half” again and again, until he finally comes to accept that living in danger is his fate, that death will always be stronger than his own narratives, and that shedding them is his initiation into entering life more fully. Set on the path of becoming, Davud ultimately returns to the place where he has always lived. There, he finds Love is waiting for him. But perhaps it is too late.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

A central concern in all my work is the person who is trying to understand the reason he is alive, present, here, in this world. The person who can’t love, yet only believes in love. The person who is trying to find his real family, certain that this will bring real meaning to his life. Davud is the person in this story, who reminds us of the possibility of love. I wanted to visualise his path somehow, and it became the film Səpələnmiş Ölümlər Arasında. I always keep in mind Bresson’s emphasis, “feeling before understanding”, and so I’ve always focused on moments of inspiration. There is no doubt in the moment of inspiration: questions can destroy all my concentration in moments like this. It helps therefore to work consistently with a group of colleagues who have come to understand this process and embrace it as their own. Also, I am shy, and find it hard to communicate with people I don’t know—so, because of this, most of the people I work with consistently are in fact my family and close friends. In an environment like Azerbaijan, there can be many restrictions, but actually I have to confess that I love restrictions and limitations. In a way, they have forced me, and all of us, to find new ways to express our feelings. Hopefully that comes across in the films.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Hilal Baydarov,Elshan Abbasov - Ucqar Film
Binəqədi ray., Süleyman Sani Axundov küç, Bina 3A, mən. 34
Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel. +994 55 272 58 03
hbaydarov@gmail.com
http://www.ucqarfilm.com

PRODUCTION 2: Carlos Reygadas - Splendor Omnia Studios
Camino al ojo de agua No. 10, Antiguo Camino a Sto. Domingo Ocotitlán
62524 - Tepoztlán, Mexico
Tel. +52 739 395 5509
contact@splendoromnia.com
http://www.splendoromnia.com/

PRODUCTION 3: Joslyn Barnes - Louverture Films
101 West 23rd Street, #283
New York, NY 10011 USA
Tel. +1 212-229-3960
info@louverturefilms.com
http://www.louverturefilms.com

WORLD SALES: Pluto Film
Schliemannstr. 5
10473 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 30 21 91 82 20
info@plutofilm.de

PRESS OFFICE: Sylvia Müller, Claudia Hegner – MM Filmpresse
Schliemannstraße 5
10437 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 3041715722 (Sylvia)
Tel. +49 1604400433 (Claudia)
mueller@mm-filmpresse.de
hegner@mm-filmpresse.de

Lyla Hancock-Piper, Rayan Werner – Cinetic Media (only for North American territory)
555 W. 25th Street, 4th Floor
10001 – New York, NY, United States of America
Tel. (212) 204-7979
Layla@cineticmedia.com
ryan@cineticmedia.com


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