Ali and Nino
06.10.2016 — 15.01.2017
Country: Azerbaijan, UK
Director: Asif Kapadia
Cast: Adam Bakri, María Valverde, Mandy Patinkin, Halit Ergenç, Fakhraddin Manafov
Genre: Drama, Romance
Age restrictions: Children under 16 years
Ali is an upper class Muslim man, whose family holds a great deal of power in Baku, Azerbaijan. At that time, before World War One, Azerbaijan was part of the Russian Empire. Nino, Ali's lover, is from neighboring Georgia and is christian, but the two are deeply in love and elope to the countryside. The story follows the two, who get married, through World War One, which only sees some of Ali's friends sent off to war. After the Russians surrender, however, conflict comes to Baku. Ali fights the Bolsheviks with the Azerbaijani militia and Nino helps nurse wounded soldiers during the March Days massacre in Baku.