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by Hilal Baydarov


Davud returns from war to find everyone in his village has succumbed to a strange illness and has decomposed. His sister, the only survivor, is slowly rotting away herself. Davud is troubled by his memories as a soldier, as he confronts the only true question: is surviving the same as living?

international title: Sermon to the Fish
original title: Balıqlara xütbə
country: Azerbaijan, Mexico, Switzerland, Turkey
sales agent: Asian Shadows [HK]
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Hilal Baydarov
film run: 90'
cast: Rana Asgarova, Orkhan Iskandarli, Huseyn Nasirov
cinematography by: Hilal Baydarov
film editing: Hilal Baydarov
music: Kanan Rustamli
producer: Hilal Baydarov, Elshan Abbasov, Carlos Reygadas
co-producer: Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade, Andreas Roald, Emil Najafov, Joaquin del Paso, Zahid Sobacı, Ziyad Varol, Cemil Yavuz, Faruk Güven, Emrah Kılıç
production: Bord Cadre films, Sovereign Films, Ucqar Film [AZ], Splendor Omnia Studios [MX], Ultra Productions [MX], Cárcava Cine [MX], TRT Sinema [TR], Poetika Film [TR]

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