Azerbaijan will be represented by “Buta”, a movie by Azerbaijani filmmakers, at the International Children's Film Festival, in Germany.
The festival is created in order to move European cinema on the world film market by means of the different cultural measures, which include not only competitive programs, showings, the ceremony of rewardings, but also cinema- scientific studies, publication and seminary.
The festival honours new and cutting-edge foreign independent films in several competition categories. Partnering with notable film industry companies, film educators, directors, producers, and writers, competition provides a forum for talented filmmakers to be recognized for their work, creativity, and achievements.
“Buta” is a story about a lonely 7 year old boy (named Buta), who lives in a mountain village with his grandmother. He is befriended by an old man, a liquid soap merchant who once loved (and lost) Buta’s grandmother. The old man’s friendship and wise advice helps Buta to overcome his difficulties in life. Buta’s grandmother, in the meantime, is weaving a special carpet in memory of Buta’s mother. The carpet features a ‘buta’ pattern, which represents love. The boy is inspired by grandmother’s work, and decides to make his own “buta” made of rocks and stones, high on the top of the mountain…
Later, a news conference on the International success of “Buta” was held at the Azerbaijan National Library in Baku. During the event, sector chief of the department of cinematography of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Yusif Sheikhov and “Buta” film director Ilgar Naja? provided information about the picture.
The film starring Rafig Azimov, Tofiq Aliyev, Elnur Karimov, Leman Nabiyeva and the others was shot by the Azeri film director Ilgar Najaf.