Chameleon

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    Chameleon

    Buqälämun

    Directed by

    Azerbaijan, France, Russia

    2013

    72 min

    • Azerbaijani

    Drama

    Nijat, a young man devoid of any emotion, returns to Goychay, the city of his childhood, after years abroad. Despite remaining mysterious about his business, it is clear that he is in financial distress, and asks an old family friend to help sell his late father's house. Ali, a foreman of the original building of Baku expects a major boost in his career. Already appointed Assistant Regional Director of a team building a highway, he decides to settle in Goychay with his wife and infant son. Meanwhile, he lives with his boss, with whom he has formed a strong friendship. It will take three days to find a buyer for Nijat's house, and during that time, everyone involved in the affair will be challenged with various moral and ethical issues.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Farid Bahramov
    Emin Seyfulla
    Elvin Adigozel
    Mubariz Khalilov
    Vali Ibadov
    Screenplay
    Ru Hasanov
    Elvin Adigozel
    Cinematography
    Dadash Adna
    Sales
    ARIZONA FILMS
    Production
    ARIZONA PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    With its astute cultural and historical observations, this modest film definitely deserves more attention.

    Moritz Pfeifer, East European Film Bulletin

    Ru Hasanov

    Ru Hasanov

    Russia

    Ru Hasanov was born in Russia, raised in Azerbaijan and educated in America. His debut feature film Chameleon was selected for the 2013 Locarno Film Festival.

    Elvin Adigozel

    Elvin Adigozel

    Azerbaijan

    Elvin Adigozel was born on 18 November 1989, in rural Goranboy western region of Azerbaijan. While working for a television channel he saved money to direct short films. He later went on to co-direct CHAMELEON that premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2013 (“Cineasti del presente” section). His second feature film REPORTING FROM DARKNESS had its World Premiere in FID Marseille 2018.