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Azerbaijani film awarded in Germany

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani film “Sholler’s Archive” has been named best in Germany.

The film won the prize at Best Independents International Film Festival, Trend Life reported.

The film “Sholler’s Archive” is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the resettlement of German colonists in Azerbaijan and was screened on the special order of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

The film tells a story of the German colonist and his family, who moved to Azerbaijan.

During World War II, 22,841 Germans were exiled to Kazakhstan and Siberia. One of the families were the Shollers. And Mrs. Sholler gave her granddaughter, who was 6 months old, to an Azerbaijani family due to the harshness of the conditions of exile.

Film director Jalaladdin Gasimov obtained all the information about the Shollers from his father.

The cast includes Ajdar Zeynalov, Shirzad Pirallahi, Ramiz Valiyev and others.

Earlier, “Sholler’s Archive” grabbed five gold medals and received a certificate of excellence in filmmaking at Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes 2018 in France.

In 2018, it  was named the most awarded Azerbaijani feature film.

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