Tahmina Rafaella // Azerbaijan, Italy, France, Iran, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022
In this Azerbaijani drama, a mother fights for custody of her child in the turmoil of war. 2020: Azerbaijan and Armenia are at war again over Bergkarabach. These are the last days of the bloody conflict and in the midst of the chaos Banu (Tahmina Rafaella) is fighting for the custody of her son. Her influential, well connected husband accuses her of being an incapable mother, but she puts everything into her fight to keep her child. She has just four days to find someone to stand by her and testify on her behalf.
DirectorTAHMINA RAFAELLA (*1994 in Azerbaijan) acts, directs and writes screenplays. Her short film A Woman (2020), in which she also acted, won awards at several festivals. Banu is her debut feature.
Azerbaijan, Italy, France, Iran
OV with English subtitles
Tahmina Rafaella, Melek Abbaszadeh, Zaur Shafiyev, Jafar Hasan, Kabira Hashimli, Emin Asgarov, Zemfira Abdulsamadova, Deniz Tajeddin, Hajar Aghayeva, Kamala Israfilova
with the fund of the Biennale College Cinema
Noori Pictures, Katayoon Shahabi: Katysh.email@example.com