Pomegranate Orchard - Foreign Language Contender 9


AMC Castleton Square Theater 2 Sat, Oct 21, 2017 3:00 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Special Presentation
Release Year:2017
Runtime:90 min
Premiere Status:Special Presentation
Production Country:Azerbaijan
Original Language:Azerbaijan, Russian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ilgar Najaf
Cast:Gurban Ismayilov, Samimi Farhad, Ilaha Hasanaova, Gurban Ismayilov
Samimi Farhad
Ilaha Hasanaova
Hasan Aghayev
Rovshan Karimdukht
Producer(s):Mushfiq Hatamov
Ilgar Najaf
Screenwriter:Asif Rustamov
Ilgar Najaf
Roelof Jan Minneboo
Executive Producer(s):Akif Aliyev


Part of the inaugural "Best Foreign Language Award Contender" Sidebar featuring 10 films submitted to the 2018 Academy Awards as their respective country's official entry for "Best Foreign Language Film." 
Country: Azerbaijan
Distributor: Buta Film
Film 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.
Disclaimer from International Film Programmer Hannah Fisher:
We request that our audiences keep an open mind in viewing these films – as all are selected by the country of origin as the most representative film of the year. Some of the films may be unusual for Heartland Festival, but all films in this category will have been selected by various industry organizations, along with funding bodies and government agencies. Films in the “Foreign Language Best Picture Contender” sidebar contain mature themes and strong content.

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