Pomegranate orchard

  • Feature
  • 2017
  • 90 Minutes
  • Azerbaijan
  • Language: Azerbaijani and Russian

Gabil returns home to the humble family farmstead, surrounded by an orchard of venerable pomegranate trees; since his sudden departure twelve years ago he was never in contact with them. However, the deep emotional scars he left behind cannot be erased from one day to the next.

Director: Ilgar Najaf

Screenwriter: Asif Rustamov, Ilgar Najaf, Roelof Jan Minneboo

Production Company: AZERBAIJANFILM studio, Buta Film



Eurasia, Main competition, Kazakhstan 2017: Best actor

Listopad, Main competition, Belarus 2017: Best script

Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2017

NETPAC, Young cinema award, Australia 2017,

Malatya International Film Festival, Turkey 2017: Best film

Antakya International Film Festival, Turkey 2017: Best actress

Cast and Crew

DOP / Camera: Ayhan Salar

Editor: Elmir Hasanov

Music: Furutdin Allahverdi

Sound: Stephan Konken, Teymur Kerimov, Peter Rosner

Producer: Mushfuq Hatamov, Ilgar Najaf

Cast: Gurban Ismayilov, Samimi Farhad, Ilaha Hasanova, Hasan Agayev, Rovshan Kerimdukht


Ilgar Najaf

Ilgar Najaf was born in March 2nd, 1975 in Ararat region of Armenian Republic (USSR). After ethnic conflict in 1988 (when he was 13) together with his family, they were forcibly expelled from Armenia and became refugees. In 1997 he graduated from Azerbaijan State University of Arts film director’s faculty. In 2004 he established the film studio “Buta Film” where he produced and directed a number of movies.

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