SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019


Azerbaijan, Germany, Georgia
2019, 92 mins
Production: Color of May
Language: Azerbaijani
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Anar Imanov, Elmar Imanov
Director: Elmar Imanov
DoP: Berta Valin Escofet, Driss Azhari
Composer: Jamal Ali, Firudin Allahverdi
Producer: Eva Blondiau
Editor: Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze
Cast: Rasim Jafarov, Mirmövsüm Mirzazade, Zülfiyya Qurbanova


A small Azerbaijanian family is shaken to the core by an incident. Father Samir, mother Fidan, and their eighteen-year-old son Machmud all seem to be independent-minded family members, but independence of spirit and action sometimes brings along estrangement, lack of understanding and compassion. The family beach trip turns out differently than expected.

Director’s biography

Azerbaijan-born Elmar Imanov (1985, Baku) is living since 1998 in Cologne, Germany, where he studied Directing at the Internationale Filmschule Köln (ifs). His graduation film The Swing of the Coffin Maker (2012) won 42 awards worldwide including the Student Academy Award (Student Oscar®). In 2013 he founded the production company Color of May with Eva Blondiau.

Director’s Filmography

2019 End of Season
2014 Torn (short)
2012 The Swing of the Coffin (short)