“Ali and Nino” opened a film festival in Los Angeles.
A screening of Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia’s “Ali and Nino” has opened the second Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles, which presents films from 51 countries, TASS reports.
“We wanted to screen Ali and Nino as our opening film, as we believe it captures the very spirit of the Festival”, – festival director Georges Chamchoum said.
According to him, this is a film about how a young couple comes together despite their cultural backgrounds. “Moreover, this film is truly international: this is a film that is directed by a British filmmaker of Indian descent, was shot in the Azerbaijani, Russian and English languages, filmed in Azerbaijan and Turkey, and the lead actor is Palestinian born. This is what AWFF is all about — excellence in cross-cultural filmmaking and championing talent from the Asian continent.”, – he said.