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HOLY COW

HOLY COW

Tapdig has a dream of bringing a European cow into his picturesque village in Azerbaijan to improve the living conditions for his poor family. He decides to call the cow Madona. His passion unsettles the local community; they feel threatened having a foreign cow among them as they say its milk will be full of chemicals. Even his wife, Vafa, does not want to take care of such a strange breed. But Tapdig is ready to risk it all …

After graduating from the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts in Baku, IMAM HASANOV made his debut as a stage director and founded the Creative Youth Organization – Azerbaijan Union of Theatrical Figures. In 2006, he started working as a film director for national television. Hasanov is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents program. Holy Cow is his first feature documentary. It was awarded at the rough-cut workshop DOK.Incubator.

Competition Documentary 2016

IMAM HASANOV

Azerbaijan / Germany / Romania 2015
DCP / color
77 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Sarvar Javadov
Editing
Philipp Gromov
Sound
Thomas Wallmann, Niklas Kammertöns
Music
Le Trio Joubran, Fikret Nasirov
Cast
Xanali Tapdiq Huseynov, Vafa Huseynov, Jalil Huseynov, Atamai Huseynov, Emil Huseynov, Madona
Producers
FreeArt (AZ), Andra Popescu (Conset, RO), Veronika Janatková, Stefan Kloos (Kloos & Co., DE)

Trailer
Website

Production

Kloos & Co.
Schlesische Straße 29/30
10997 Berlin, Germany
info@kloosundco.de
www.kloosundco.de
World Sales

Rise and Shine
Schlesische Straße 29/30
10997 Berlin, Germany
info@riseandshine-berlin.de
www.riseandshine-berlin.de

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival
Amsterdam 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere