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The Swing of the Coffin Maker

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Year of participation 2013
Program Apricot Stone

The Swing of the Coffin Maker
Producer(s) Eva Blondiau
Director(s) Elmár Imánov
Script Elmár Imánov
Director of Photography Driss Azhari
Production designer Ketevan Nozadze
Sound Bastian Bothe
Edit Bastian Bothe
Cast Shamil Suleymanli, Rasim Jafarov, Gurban Ismailov, Emin Samedzade, Zülfiya Gurbanova, Elmár Imánov, Aytac Abdullayeva
Production company(-ies) IFS International Filmschool Cologne, Werderstrasse 1, 50672 Cologne
 

Synopsis

Azerbaijan. Yagub lives with his adult son Musa in a small house in a desolate area. 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 primarily with coffins that 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.

 

Awards
Student Academy Award Foreign Film in Bronze, USA, 2012; German Film Critics‘ Award, European Short FF Cologne, Unlimited, Germany, 2012; Golden Award, ISFVF Beijing Film  Academy Student IFF, China, 2012; Best Cinematography Award, Rhode Island IFF, USA, 2012, Best Movie under 30 minutes, Student IFF of Potsdam, Germany, 2012; Best Film Gulf FF Dubai, UAE, 2013; Best International Film, Silence, on court! France, 2013; Best International Film, Ffresh  FF, Wales, Unnited Kingdom, 2013

 

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