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by Hilal Baydarov


Immobile in a home where the sands of time fall to the rhythm of the rural Azerbaijani sounds, a mother waits for her son. When he arrives, their conversations circle around existential questions and news from afar. Unrest cloaks the world outside. Mother and son grow closer, silence melts into words, and life springs between them. The son leaves, and winter settles in to the forever-outdated house in which temporalities blurs and past and present beat to the rhythm of the same clock. 

international title: When the Persimmons Grew
original title: Xurmalar Yetişən Vaxt
country: Azerbaijan, Austria
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Hilal Baydarov
film run: 118'
release date: CH 11/04/2019
screenplay: Hilal Baydarov
cinematography by: Hilal Baydarov
film editing: Hilal Baydarov
producer: Hilal Baydarov, Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller
production: Subobscura Films, Ucqar Film (AZ)
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