Azerbaijan’s feature film “Cholchu” (Steppe Man) by director Shamil Aliyev and “Melting Island” by director Fariz Ahmadov will participate at the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh. The festival will be held on Jan.10-18, 2014.
The Steppe Man has an exciting plot. It is about a young steppe man who lives far from the cities, closely communicating with nature. He is taught by his father Ulu all the tricks of the prairie life. Shortly after his father's death, a new chapter begins in his life as he meets a girl who came from the village. For him the acquaintance with her is a step into a large and therefore unknown life...
Creative work for the movie was done by script writer Vidadi Hasanov, director of photography Rafig Guliyev, production designers Rafig Nasirov and Ibrahim Khalil Aminov, composer Rauf Aliyev, and producers Mushvig Hatamov and Azer Guliyev.
The film stars Bahruz Vagifoglu, Vidadi Hasanov, Javidan Mammadov, Salome Demuria, Vusal Mehraliyev and others.
Steppe Man was presented at the XXI Open Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Kinoshock 2012 (Anapa, Russia), the VIII Eurasia International Film Festival (Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2012) and was awarded a diploma at the V International Film Festival Didor (Dushanbe, 2012). It was among the bidding entries at the XVI International Festival in Tallinn, Dark Nights (2012), was presented at the 35th Cairo International Film Festival (2012), the 13th Tbilisi International Film Festival (2012), the 24th Ankara International Film Festival (2013), and the International Film Forum "Golden Knight 2013" in Khabarovsk, Russia.
The film “Melting Island” was shot on the order of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture. The plot of film narrates the story of youth. The time is stopped there. They use wood instead of gas, candle instead of electricity. People living there are aware about modern, comfortable life, they can go any time to change their way of life, but… They love this land. Their youth, memories associated with this land. They decided to dissolve and melt their lives with the island.