Azerbaijani film director Ismayil Safarali’s debut film “Fisherman’s daughter” has been selected for the main competition program of the Moscow International Film Festival. The producer of the film, Alexander Rodyansky, also shared this great news with his audience.
“I talked about it once, but that was a long time ago – the quarantine postponed all festival premieres. Therefore, let me remind you of the director and his project. We met Ismail several years ago at the pitching of “Kinotavr”. The director’s inner certainty and the freshness of his plan made a strong impression on me. It is significant for me that Ismail is a man who abruptly changed his life. He got a brilliant financial education, ran a large hedge fund, then dropped it all and decided to follow his dream of making a movie. “Fisherman’s daughter” is a very honest story about a fourteen-year-old girl who is waiting for a fisherman father who has not returned from the sea. She is in many ways a personal story, like the main character of the film Sarah, Ismail spent most of her childhood in a small fishing village in Absheron. , a peninsula on the coast of the Caspian Sea, in a patriarchal and hermetic world, filled with its own beliefs and traditions that people still follow. This story was born in the confrontation between this conservative lifestyle and loving, desperate to find her father Sarah.”
It is worth to mention that Alexander Rodyansky is the founder of the Ukrainian TV channel “1 + 1”, the president of the Kinotavr film festival, as well as the producer of the famous Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless” and “Leviathan”.