Holy Animal

  • January 30, 2014 / 19:00
  • February 1, 2014 / 14:00

Director: Yavar Rzayev
Cast: Nuraddin Mehdikhanly, Vafa Zeynalova, Munavvar Aliyeva, George Gafarov
Azerbaijan; 83’, 2011, color
Azerbaijani with Turkish subtitles

The film tells the survival story of an adolescent shepherd who lives in harsh conditions, and his life is turned upside down with the arrival of a young female artist from the city. İsmail lives in a plateau with his mother, siblings, and his authoritative father. The suffering of the family, who lead a very comfortable life in the summer and spring, begins with the arrival of winter. The family leaves the plateau before the gustily storm arrives, although İsmail is left alone to look after the herd.

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