Davud is a misunderstood, restless young man in search of his “true” family, those whom he feels certain will bring meaning and love to his life. When, over the course of one day, he experiences an unexpected series of accidents with people that each time results in a death, invisible memories, narratives and concerns rise to the surface. Davud is propelled into a journey of discovery, until he finally comes to accept that living in danger is his fate, that death will always be stronger than his own narratives. Davud ultimately returns to the place where he has always lived. There, he finds love is waiting for him. But perhaps it is too late.
Presented at Venice International Film Festival.
Orkhan Iskandarli, Rana Asgarova, Huseyn Nasirov, Samir Abbasov, Kamran Huseynov, Maryam Naghiyeva, Kubra Shukurova
Hilal Baydarov, Elshan Abbasov, Carlos Reygadas, Joslyn Barnes
Ucqar Film, Splendor Omnia Studios, Louverture Films
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan. He studied at the Sarajevo Film Academy under acclaimed Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr before going on to make his feature debut Hills without Names (2018). Baydarov has completed an award-winning trilogy of documentaries set in Katech, Azerbaijan: When the Persimmons Grew (2019), which won the Special Jury Mention at Visions du Réel, Mother and Son (2019) and Nails in My Brain (2020), which premiered at Cinema du Réel.