End of season

Azerbaijan, Germany, Georgia, 2019, 92 min. Azeri, English, German, 16+
director Elmar Imanov
script Anar Imanov and Elmar Imanov
director of photography Berta Valin Escofet and Driss Azhari
editor Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze
production designer Sitara Ibrahimova
music Jamal Ali, Firudin Allahverdi
producer Eva Blondiau
Сast Rasim Jafarov, Mir-Movsum Mirzazade, Zulfiyye Qurbanova

awarded FIPRESCI Award and Bright Future Award at Rotterdam IFF (2019)
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.

The film will be presented by Elmar Imanov and Anar Imanov
Azerbaijan-born Elmar Imanov (1985) is living since 1998 in Cologne, Germany, where he studied Directing at the internationale filmschule kцln (ifs). His graduation film The Swing of the Coffin Maker (2012) won 42 awards worldwide including the Student Academy Award (Student Oscar). His next short film TORN (2014) had its world premiere at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. Both films were produced by Eva Blondiau with whom he founded the production company Color of May. Elmar Imanov wrote the screenplays of the feature film Otar's Death (Georgia/Germany, in post-production) and the short film Three Steps (2017 Rotterdam, Oberhausen). He is currently working on his new feature film Restless which is in the financing stage.

Elmar Imanov