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Maryam film wins Humay prize

04 June 2014 [12:41] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

A feature-documentary film titled "Maryam" based on a script written by popular writer Elchin was awarded with the national prize "Humay", the film's Director Khayyam Abdullayev said.

The film draws on works of young talented painter Maryam Alakbarli. The main character of the film told about creativity of the painter, and originality of her works.

"Works of Maryam, created in different genres are characterized with the deep thoughts and feelings. Maryam reflects with love about the world she sees and feels to find answers to the questions about the meaning of life and harmony of the senses," she said.

"Her works are of great interest both for professional artists and art lovers not only in Azerbaijan, but also in many countries of the world. Therefore, we believe that the film "Maryam" will succeed at the international festivals," Abdullayev said.

The film was screened in Baku on March.

Produced by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, the film was shot in Baku and Paris. It consists of two parts - a feature part and a documentary one - and shows the world through Maryam's works.

The first part called "The secret" depicts a mature female artist in a room with her paintings through which she returns to her youth.

The documentary part is called "Dance of colors with white ships".

The film was made by directors Elmeddin Aliyev and Khayyam Abdullayev, directors of photography Elman Aliyev and Rauf Gurbanaliyev, production designers Maryam Alakbarli and Aziz Mammadov, composer Khayal Mammadov, and actress Elmira Aslanova.

Maryam Alakbarli, 22, was born in Baku. She started painting and sculpting at a very early age, and took part in many children art exhibitions.

Several of her drawings have been published as charity cards.

The suppleness and sensitivity of Maryam's works is completely unique, and the expressiveness of her articulation of an emotional state is endlessly fascinating.

Her works have won the audience's hearts in many cities around the world.

Her works, including four of her albums, have been displayed in Baku, Paris, Istanbul, Ankara, Rome, and Moscow.

Although she suffers from the Down syndrome, the lists of her works, which mainly characterize educational themes, are testimony to her passion and creativity.

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