• A Woman

    Directed by Tahmina Rafaella
    Azerbaijan | 13 minutes |

A young, modern mother struggles to find her place in Baku, Azerbaijan, a place simultaneously Muslim and secular, progressive as it is traditional, and, like her, at a crossroads of seeming contradictions. Navigating the trappings of both conventional and modern female roles, she straddles the space between choice and responsibility, where in the course of one day she can be a mother, a daughter, a wife, and still be herself.

In competition for Best International Short

film synopsis

film details

Director: Tahmina Rafaella
Producers: Tahmina Rafaella
Screenwriter: Tahmina Rafaella
Cinematographers: Daniel Guliyev
Editor: Elchin Shukur
Music: Ugur Safarov
Cast: Tahmina Rafaella, Zaur Shafiyev, Saeed Mammadov, Vidadi Hasanov
Original Language Title: Qadın
Country: Azerbaijan
Language: In Azerbaijani and Russian with English subtitles.
Year: 2019
Running Time: 13 minutes
Contact Email: tahminarafaella@gmail.com

director biography

Tahmina Rafaella is an Azerbaijani filmmaker and actor. In 2015, the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Azerbaijan funded her first feature film, Inner City, which she wrote and starred in. The film screened and competed in multiple film festivals around the world. She is an alumni of Sarajevo (Berlinale) Talents. 

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