A premiere of the film “Ali and Nino”, shot on the basis of the novel of the same name, the world best-seller by Kurban Said, was held in New York.
The screening took place in the famous cinema “Sunshine” of New York, Azertac reported.
The film is produced by Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Leyla Aliyeva and Chris Tike and directed by Asif Kapadia. The Academy Award winner, Christopher Hampton, wrote the script based on the novel by Kurban Said.
Chris Tike, addressing the event, emphasized that tolerance and multiculturalism are one of the most current questions of our generation and time, and noted that in this context the movie “Ali and Nino” sends an important message to society and people.
Along with such world famous figures of the film industry as Chris Tike, special guests such as Adam Bakri, player of the main character, and Mendy Patinkin were invited to the event.
Bakri, who addressed the audience, noted that the movie is a history of the strong love, which united different people from different places.
Ambassador of Azerbaijan in the U.S., Elin Suleymanov , for his part, emphasized that the novel reflects an important part of the history and culture of Azerbaijan and the region.
He also noted that the film will be able to play an interesting role in understanding of national identities in the region and their mutual relations.
The movie “Ali and Nino” was welcomed by audience with great interest and cheers. After demonstration of the film, the audience noted that the movie made a great emotional impression on them.
The movie “Ali and Nino” will be shown at many cinemas of New York.
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 different 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 different 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.