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Elmar Imanov - Die schaukel des sargmachers / the swing of the coffin maker

29:58, 2013, Narrative
Azerbaijan. Yagub lives with his adult son Musa in a small house in a desolate place. They lead a solitary life. Musa, mentally disabled and limited in his motor skills, assists his father with his work. Yagub is a carpenter and earns his money especially with coffins, which he carpenters for Georgians and Russians. Whenever being confronted with the clumsiness of his son he often reacts indignantly - with beating. When Musa is diagnosed with a deadly illness, the emotional numbing of the father slowly dissolves as he tries to make the last days of his son as enjoyable as possible - until Sabir delivers a surprising message.
DirectorElmar ImanovProducerEva BlondiauWriterElmar ImanovCameraDriss AzhariEditorBastian BotheCrewCAST:
Shamil Suleymanli, Rasim Jafarov, Gurban Ismayilov, Emin Samedzade, Zülfiyya Gurbanova, Elmar Imanov

CountryGermanySubtitlesEnglishEdition2013 Screenings17.04.2012 24th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Competition, Germany)
23.08.2012
MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Canada)
06.2013 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS (USA)
06.12.2013
FRESH WAVE - HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, China)
19.04.2013 * STUDENTS FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (Int’l Competition, India)
Awards09.06.2012 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD “FOREIGN FILM IN BRONZE” (Los Angeles, USA)
07.08.2012
RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA) BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
20.08.2012 NOMI

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