Holy Cow

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    Holy Cow

    Directed by

    Azerbaijan, Germany, Romania

    2015

    74 min

    • Azerbaijani

    Documentary

    Tapdyg leads a simple life with his wife and children in a remote mountain village in Azerbaijan. But he has come up with a revolutionary plan that he thinks will make a better life for himself and his family. He plans on buying a European cow that produces more milk than traditional cattle. As well as having to save for a long time and borrowing money from acquaintances to make the purchase, Tapdyg also needs permission from the village elders. They are completely against it: in their minds, any kind of foreign influence would be bad for this isolated village, and they wonder whether this kind of beast could survive there anyway. Even his wife begs him not to do it – what would the neighbors think? This increasing resistance only strengthens Tapdyg’s resolve to follow his dream. Full of determination, he pins a magazine photo of his dream cow on his wall and starts setting up a cowshed...

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    Credits

    Cinematography
    Sarvar Javadov
    Editing
    Philipp Gromov
    Sales
    RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES
    Production
    CONSET FILMS
    Production
    FREE ART
    Production
    KLOOS & CO. MEDIEN
    Imamaddin Hasanov

    Imamaddin Hasanov

    Azerbaijan

    Born in 1980, Imamaddin Hasanov holds a degree in Film and Theatre Directing. He emerged as a director staging several plays in Baku Camera Theatre. In 2006, after a Studio Ateliers Varan Course on Documentary Film in Tbilisi, he started working as a director on several short TV documentaries. His first short observational documentary, THE VIRGIN’S HAPPINESS OR THE INVISIBLE SIDE is currently in post-production. Through his films, Hasanov sheds lights on the lives of the less privileged, emphasising their internal conflicts in a society that imports values that are not always in accordance with the established local norms.