席拉貝達洛夫 Hilal BAYDAROV
亞塞拜然、墨西哥、美國Azerbaijan, Mexico, USA | 2020 | DCP | Color | 88min
Davud is a misunderstood, restless young man in search of his ‘true’ family, those whom he feels certain will bring love and therefore meaning to his life. Over the course of one strange day, pursued by men he has crossed and sure this day will be his last, Davud’s search leads him to encounters with a number of unexpected deaths and a series of women striving to liberate themselves from subjugation. As he journeys, each death and each liberation causes invisible memories and self-constructed narratives to rise to the surface of his consciousness. Davud is propelled into a journey of self-discovery that leads him back to the place he has always lived, and the love that was always there.
Hilal Baydarov is a writer-director from Baku, Azerbaijan. Baydarov studied at the Sarajevo Film Academy under acclaimed Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr before making his feature debut Hills Without Names (2018), and the same year his documentary debut Birthday won the Docu Talent Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Since then Hilal has completed an award-winning trilogy set in Katech Azerbaijan: When The Persimmons Grew (2019), Mother and Son (2019), and Nails in My Brain (2020).