Audience award: 25. Ji.hlava IDFF // Short Joy

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Papanin

Direction
Year
2021
Country
  • Azerbaijan
Runtime
19min
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SHORT JOY // The Papanin district in Baku, Azerbaian, was to be demolished several years ago. While its inhabitants keep waiting in vain for the demolition and for the relevant compensation, the life in the district moves in its own, slow pace. The black-and-white meditative film recounts, against the backdrop of the empty streets, personal microstories about the loss of illusions, the joys of everyday life, encounters of love and death. Together, the fragments of the locals’ lives form a mosaic image of a place soon to be wiped from the face of the Earth.

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  • Original Title
    Papanin
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Turkan Huseynova
  • Editing
    Turkan Huseynova
  • Runtime
    19 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    • Azerbaijan
  • Format
    • Colour

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