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When the Persimmons Grew
Documentary Film, AT/AZ 2019, Farbe, 119 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Hilal Baydarov
Producers: Georg Tiller, Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Production: Subobscura Films


The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

A woman in the countryside in Azerbaijan. She waits for her son to arrive. His return from the city becomes a personal encounter between the two, and at the same time, an abstract philosophical one. The space becomes confusing, time suspended. Rather than a story of processes and causalities, Hilal Baydarov is more concerned with a pure temporality that penetrates everything, and defines life between people, between people and nature, between us and the screen.

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