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Directed by Vahid Fuad Mustafayev, Bloody January tells the story of Azeri people’s struggle for liberty during a series of events in Baku in 1990, Azertac reported.
According to the festival director, Amir Esfandiari, the movie has a good chance of winning an award.
Produced in 2015, Bloody January depicts the historical events during Azerbaijan’s independence from the Soviet Union through the eyes of the Narimanov family, in particular two brothers, KGB officer and communist Najaf, and ex-soviet army officer Mahdi, according to FIFF official website.
64 films from 50 countries have been chosen to be screened in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival, held from April 20-25,
Founded in 1982, FIFF is Iran’s biggest film festival, held annually in capital Tehran.