Bury Me Here, Hilal Baydarov
Saturday, March 27th at 07:00 PM (Baku, Azerbaijan) / 08:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST
We’re pleased to announce that in the lead-up to our talk with Hilal on March 27, we’ll be streaming his thematic “Katech” trilogy on our newly launched Stateless Virtual Cinema Player for a limited time. This marks the first time the trilogy is available to watch together and we’re very excited to share it with you. Registering for our talk will get you a link to our virtual cinema and Hilal’s films, The trilogy consists of the following films:
WHEN THE PERSIMMONS GREW (2019, Azerbaijan, 118 minutes):
Immobile in a home where the sands of time fall to the rhythm of the rural Azerbaijani sounds, a mother waits for her son. When he arrives, their conversations circle around existential questions and news from afar. Unrest cloaks the world outside. Mother and son grow closer. Silence melts into words and life springs between them. The son leaves and winter settles in to the forever-outdated house in which temporalities blur and past and present beat to the rhythm of the same clock.
MOTHER AND SON (2019, Azerbaijan, 120 minutes):
In rural Azerbaijan a mother welcomes her adult son who left home eight years earlier. In the calm rhythm of rural life, reflective silences punctuate their personal and philosophical conversations.
NAILS IN MY BRAIN (2020, Azerbaijan, 80 minutes):
A young man wanders through the ruins of what may or may not be his childhood home where each crumbling doorway opens up onto the past. Memories accost him. Memories of his school days, of loved ones long gone, of wonder, callousness, and defeat.
Open to all — Stateless