Labyrinth

(Labirint)

Azerbaijan is ruled by a harsh dictatorship and basic human rights are suppressed. What is life like for a former political prisoner who decided to live in exile?

Rashadat was arrested together with other political activists in Azerbaijan in 2013. After his release, he moved to Hungary, where he lives a solitary life cut off from his loved ones and unable to see his son. His only company is his temporary roommate Rasul. Rashadat shares his thoughts during evening conversations, held on the balcony of one of Budapest’s old blocks of flats, with film director Oktay Namazov who came to visit him in Hungary. In this short film, its maker captured the bleak situation of a person who has been stripped of all the joy in his life by an authoritarian regime and whose fate is life in exile.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Oktay Namazov
Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Azerbaijan
2019 | 21 min.

Language: Turkish

Subtitles: English

Category

Short and Apt

Director

Oktay Namazov

Filmography
2019 - Labyrinth
2018 - I could see the gate from the window
2017 - Dear Monika
2017 - Hen

Oktay  Namazov

Screenings

08. 03. 16:00 Svetozor - Small Hall
Film block
DiscussionRashadat Akhudnov, protagonist (Labyrinth)
Cavid Nabiyev, Azerbaijani LGBT activist - NEFES (All Monsters are Human)
Oktay Namazov , director (Labyrinth)
Tickets
10. 03. 20:30 Ponrepo
Film block
DiscussionOktay Namazov , director (Labyrinth)
Rasul Jafarov, protagonist (Labyrinth)
Cavid Nabiyev, Azerbaijani LGBT activist - NEFES (All Monsters Are Human)
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