Sughra's Sons (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
22 Aug 2022 (Mon)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
85 Minutes
Language
Azerbaijani / English Subtitle
Director
Ilgar Najaf
Cast
Gunash Mehdizade, Humbat Ahmadzade, Ilgar Jahangir, Pasha Mammadli
Synopsis
1945 in a remote village, the men have all left to fight the Nazis. Sughra struggles to raise two young boys, while fending off unwanted advances from the ruthless chief of the local farming collective. When a draft notice arrives for her elder son, she must make an impossible decision. Shot in unforgiving black and white, Najaf recreates a community for whom the threat of war is but an abstract concept, while the cruelty of winter, starvation and exploitation by their own supposed protectors, presents a very palpable threat.

1945 in a remote village, the men have all left to fight the Nazis. Sughra struggles to raise two young boys, while fending off unwanted advances from the ruthless chief of the local farming collective. When a draft notice arrives for her elder son, she must make an impossible decision. Shot in unforgiving black and white, Najaf recreates a community for whom the threat of war is but an abstract concept, while the cruelty of winter, starvation and exploitation by their own supposed protectors, presents a very palpable threat.

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