Presentation of the feature-documentary film “The last sitting”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, took place at the Heydar Aliyev Centre.
Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva and President of the Baku Media Centre, chief producer of the film Arzu Aliyeva attended the ceremony.
The film has been produced with support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, sponsored by “BP Azerbaijan”.
The film sheds light on the last days of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic’s difficult history, reflecting on what difficult conditions the government had to take their decision.
President of the Baku Media Centre, chief producer of the film Arzu Aliyeva and regional President of BP for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Gary Jones addressed the ceremony.
Then, presentation of the film “The last sitting” started. With scriptwriter being Musallim Hasanov, director Fuad Alishov, directing cameraman Rashad Nuriyev, directing artist Shahin Hasanli, the film’s shootings took place in the capital, as well as in districts, and on the territories where these events had occurred. The film’s script has been written based on archive documents so far not examined or kept secret. This film describes the unequal and hopeless, yet steadfast and resolute struggle of the builders of the Democratic Republic against the enemies of our independence - both the occupation army and internal supporters of this army. Although this struggle ended up with tragedy, it is emphasized that it has been a glorious page in Azerbaijan’s independence history. In the film, it is highlighted that this glorious history and tragic fate of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic has been a great example for Azerbaijan’s regaining its independence. In general, a 6-month work has been carried out on this film project, with shootings lasting 32 days, filming in 25 destinations. The film’s technical and creative staff are local specialists, and professional actors. The film’s crew is comprised of about 100 people, and over 50 very professional actors acted in the film. Some 500 people participated in the mass scenes. In general, a staff of 700 people worked on the film.
The Baku Media Centre will start a free-of-charge demonstration of the film on the “CinemaPlus” network of cinemas on May 26, to continue for 3 days.