End of Season


A story of a small Azerbaijanian family, which is being shaken to the core by an inexplicable disappearance.


A small Azerbaijanian family is shaken to the core by an incident. Father Samir, mother Fidan, and their eighteen-year-old son Machmud all seem to be independent-minded family members, but independence of spirit and action sometimes brings along estrangement, lack of understanding and compassion. The family beach trip turns out differently than expected.

END OF SEASON is an intimate play of emotions, small gestures often more meaningful than words
Imanov creates a portrait of quiet desperation which we watch with a certain fascination. One leaves with the feeling that this could be the start of a special career for this rising talent.

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Director: Elmar Imanov
Genre: Drama
Original title: End of Season
Country of production: Azerbaijan, Germany, Georgia
Year of production: 2019
Length: 92 min
Color: color
Shooting format: 2k
Screening format: DCP 2K
Original language: Azerbaijani
Subtitles: English
Cast: Rasim Jafarov, Mirmövsüm Mirzazade, Zülfiyya Qurbanova

Scriptwriter: Anar Imanov and Elmar Imanov
Director of photography: Berta Valin Escofet and Driss Azhari
Editor: Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze
Sound design: Jascha Viehl and Holger Buff
Sound mixing: Jascha Viehl
Music: Jamal Ali, Firudin Allahverdi
Producers: Eva Blondiau
Co-producers: Mushfig Hatamov, MAISIS PERI , Driss Azhari, Nina Frey, Anar Imanov, Berta Valin Escofet, Jonas Thoma, Sitara Ibrahimova, Rasim Jafarov, Züliyya Gurbanova, Mirmövsüm Mirzazade
Production company: COLOR OF MAY
Co-production company: Azerbaijanfilm, MAISIS PERI, AzhariFrey
Supported by: Film- and Medienstiftung NRW

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Festivals / Awards

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands – FIPRESCI Award
MOOV, Belgium
La Este Lima, Peru
IFF "Zerkalo," Russia - Young Film Critics Award and Professional Achievement Award 
Almaty IFF, Kazakhstan
!F Istanbul, Turkey
Batumi IFF, Georgia - Special Jury Prize
Sao Paolo IFF, Brasil 
"Moscow Premiere" FF, Russia
Valladolid IFF, Spain
Al Este Lima, Argentina
Kolkata IFF, India
Rabat IFF, Morocco
Al Este Lima, Colombia
New Eastern Cinema London (The new social), UK


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