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‘In Between Dying’ Helmer Hilal Baydarov on Bresson, Feeling Film, Embracing Limitations

‘In Between Dying’ Helmer Hilal Baydarov on Bresson, Feeling Film, Embracing Limitations

Celebrated Azerbaijani filmmaker Hilal Baydarov has won international acclaim for a fast-growing body of work that has included seven films in the past two years while also attracting high-profile collaborators.

Baydarov is making his Venice debut with the competition title “In Between Dying,” a film he produced with Elshan Abbasov and co-producers Joslyn Barnes of Louverture Films and Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas and his Splendor Omnia Studios. Danny Glover and Susan Rockefeller also served as executive producers for Louverture.

“In Between Dying” follows a troubled young man, Davud (Orkhan Iskandarli), who leaves his home on what is to become a fateful and dreamlike journey that spans a single day as he flees pursuers and searches for meaning in his life.

Baydarov’s largely improvised work was inspired by the story of Buddha – the early life of the pampered Siddhartha, who was kept sheltered in his father’s palace and shielded

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