President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin presents the “Pushkin” Medal to Leyla Aliyeva
A premiere of the movie “Ali and Nino” will take place in January 2016. Shot based on Gurban Said’s world bestselling novel of the same name, the film will be demonstrated at the influential “Sundance” International Movie Festival of the USA, to be held from 21 to 31 January.
The executive producer of the movie “Ali and Nino” is Leyla Aliyeva, while Kris Thykier is the producer, BAFTA winner Asif Kapadia the director, and Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton the playwright. Adam Bakri, Maria Valverde, Halit Ergenc, Mandy Patinkin, Connie Nielsen, Riccardo Scamarcio, Homayoun Ershardi, Fakhraddin Manafov, Asad Bub, Numan Acar and other famous actors and actresses acted in the movie.
Shootings of the movie started on February 24, 2015 and continued until June, taking place in Baku, historical Icherisheher streets, a number of other places of the capital, as well as Gobustan, Khynalyg and other areas of the country.
The creative team of the movie had expressed their assurance, from the first day - relying on the good script, international-level team, very beautiful places for shooting and strong team of actors - that the film would reach great achievement.
This success will first be presented to general public for the first time at “Sundance” International Movie Festival. To be organized in the city of Park City of the Utah State, USA, the Festival has been held since 1985. A premiere of 16 feature films, 10 documentaries, 3 films for children will take place at the Festival to be held for the 31st time this year, and 9 films will be reviewed within its framework.