Tuesday, December 5, 2023

28th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), Competion section

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International Competition

Sermon to the Birds / Quşlara Xütbə

2023 Azari
Azerbaijan, Mexico, Switzerland
Directors: Hilal Baydarov
Director's bio
Hilal Baydarov is a writer/director from Baku, Azerbaijan. During his high school years, he won the national championships in mathematics twice in 2004 and 2005. In 2011, he led the Azerbaijani team at the informatics olympiad. After a master in computer sciences, he studied at the Sarajevo Film Academy under Béla Tarr before going on to make his trilogy of documentaries set in Katech Azerbaijan: WHEN THE PERSIMMONS GREW (2019) which won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary at the Sarajevo and the Interreligious Award and Special Jury Mention at Visions du réel; MOTHER AND SON (2019) premiered in the main competition at IDFA and NAILS IN MY BRAIN (2020) at Cinema du réel. After that, he made IN BETWEEN DYING (2020) premiered in the Venice Main Competition, and CRANE LANTERN (2021) in TOKYO IFF. Then, he started to work on the WAR TALES trilogy and the first film SERMON TO THE FISH (2022) premiered in the Locarno Competition and the second film SERMON TO THE BIRDS (2023) premiered in Tokyo IFF.
Davud and Sura are under siege and waiting for the Hunter to save them. Davud and Sura follow a dream and go to the top of the mountain to marry and encounter the Hunter. Davud, Sura, and Hunter see each other in different lives.
Details of Cast
Huseyn Nasirov (Leading Actor - Hunter), Rana Asgarovs (Leading Actress - Sura), Orkhan Iskandarli (Leading Actor - Davud)
Details of Crew
Hilal Baydarov (Cinematographer), Hilal Baydarov (Editor), Thomas Becka (Sound Designer )
Producer Details
Hilal Baydarov
Writer Details
Hilal Baydarov


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