Ali & Nino is available on Netflix now.
In Azerbaijan, a young Muslim man and a Christian princess fight for their love amid family tensions, a shocking betrayal and the dawn of World War I.
The film is produced by Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Leyla Aliyeva and Kris Thykier and directed by Asif Kapadia. The Academy Award winner, Christopher Hampton, wrote the script based on the novel by Kurban Said.
Oscar-winning Indo-British filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s film ‘Ali and Nino’ is a tale of epic love. Ali and Nino are upper-class teenagers living in Baku, the oil-rich capital of Azerbaijan, which at the beginning of the 20th century was a melting pot of diverse cultures.
Despite differences in cultures, they have loved each other since childhood. He is an Azerbaijani Muslim, and she is a Georgian Christian-but despite their cultural differences, they love each other and get married despite the disapproval of their parents. Then the Great War breaks out, and things take a turn for the worse.
The shooting took place in Baku, including the streets of the historic Icherisheher (Old City) and in various places of the capital, as well as in Gobustan and Khynalyg. The film’s cast is international, with Maria Valverde and Adam Bakri in the main roles.
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