The documentary "My Kith and Kin" by Azerbaijani film director Rodion Ismailov continues its participation in the international film festivals around the world.
The film was included in the competition program of the International Film Festival "Filmfest Eberswalde" to be held in Eberswalde, Germany on Oct. 5-12, Ismailov told AzerNews.
"Filmfest Eberswalde" is an annual professional film festival held near Berlin. The festival includes five competitive programs: short fiction films, animated films, documentaries, people's choice award for the short and documentary films.
Also, the documentary is participating in the competitive program of the international film festival of documentary drama in Saratov, Russia, on Sept.11-17.
The film will also be included in the competitive program of the LET'S CEE Film Festival to be held in Vienna on Sept.13-21.
Recently, another film by Ismailov, "Camping Ground", which has already taken part in about 20 international festivals, won the main full-length documentary award of the Faito Doc Festival held in Naples, Italy, on Aug.21-25.
The storyline of "My Kith and Kin" is based on the first visit by lead character Lolita to Azerbaijan. Lolita is a person who personifies two cultures, as her mother is Russian and her father is Azerbaijani.
This delicate and compelling story describes a ten-year-old girl who comes to Azerbaijan for the first time to be acquainted with her father's relatives. Lolita aspires to learn about the culture and traditions of her Azerbaijani family members.
The 63-minute long film of the DS FILM Production Center was made with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia in the Tovuz region of Azerbaijan. Camera operator of the film is Mikhail Gorobchuk, music was composed by Vladimir Kuptsov, and the producers are Rodion Ismailov and Svetlana Dalskaya.
The film won "The best anthropologic film" award at the eighth Open Russian Anthropological Film Festival (RAFF) in April and was nominated for "Best Documentary" at the eleventh Almaty International Film Festival "Shaken's Stars".
The film was also shown at the international documentary film festival "Visions du Réel" ("The images of reality") in Nyon, Switzerland, in April.