Russia / Azerbaijan, 2019, 87mn 
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 The Fisherman's Daughter

 La Fille du pêcheur

Directed by : Ismail SAFARALI (Исмаил САФАРАЛИ)
Writing credits : Rustam MAMEDOV (Рустам МАМЕДОВ), Ismail SAFARALI (Исмаил САФАРАЛИ), Mariya ZELINSKAYA (Мария ЗЕЛИНСКАЯ)
Khamail GASANOVA (Хамаил ГАСАНОВА) ...Sara
Cinematography : Shandor BERKESHI (Шандор БЕРКЕШИ)
Production design : Sergey ZAJKOV (Сергей ЗАЙКОВ)
Produced by : Sergey MELKUMOV (Сергей МЕЛЬКУМОВ), Aleksandr RODNYANSKY (Александр РОДНЯНСКИЙ)

Plot synopsis
Sarah is a fourteen years old girl who lives in a small fishing village on the Absheron peninsula at the seaside of the Caspian sea. Her father disappears whilst fishing and she refuses to believe in his death as his body has never been found. Sarah’s family and the inhabitants of the village insist on funeral though, even if it’s formal - the elders assert that the reason of all the hardships and miseries that strike the village one after another is because this fisherman is not buried. Sarah rebels and goes against the will of her family customs. It is as if nature itself riots together with her - the storm is coming, and Sarah goes into the raging sea in search of her father.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2021
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2020