Mother and Son

  • Hilal Baydarov
  • Azerbaijan
  • 2019
  • 120 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary
In a remote village in Azerbaijan, a woman runs her one- person household. She feeds her animals, tends the garden, cleans the house and does the laundry by hand. She’s nearly always alone as the days slip by. Then, after an eight­year absence, her adult son Hilal arrives back at his childhood home. At first, the mother and her son fall back into the old familiar patterns of their relationship. But then the conversations start to flow, as well as the questions. What made Hilal want to go to the city? How does he see his life?

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DCP, color
Spoken languages

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World Premiere
IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

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