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.
Student Academy Award Foreign Film in Bronze | , USA, 2012
German Film Critics‘ Award | European Short FF Cologne, 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, UK, 2012
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Shamil Suleymanli, Rasim Jafarov, Gurban Ismailov, Emin Samedzade, Zülfiya Gurbanova, Elmár Imánov, Aytac Abdullayeva
IFS International Filmschool Cologne
Born 1985, Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2005-06, Elmar Imanov studied film production for six months in Freedonia. Since 2006, he studied directing at IFS (International Film School, Cologne). In 2007, he passed a 3-months practical training in several shootings in Baku (Azerbaijan Film Studio). In 2008, Imanov studied in Ehram TV in Baku, and in 2012, he was awarded the Bachelor of Arts in Directing.
I Am Here (2006, doc.), Shamil (2008, short), AIDS Spot (2008, short), Mugam – a Music from Azerbaijan (2009), Tree of Hope (2009), He Is Not Good for You (2009, short), Wherever We Are (2010, doc.), The Bunker (2010, doc.), Vahid (2010, doc.), I Am Actor (2010, short), Behind Closed Eyes (2011, short), The Swing of the Coffin Maker (2012, short).