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Hilal Baydarov – In Between Dying #Venezia77

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An epic journey, pondering on existence.

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5 min. and 16 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Hilal Baydarov, director of the film In Between Dying.

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A conversation with Hilal Baydarov, director of In Between Dying, in competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. Here, Bayadarov talks about some of the themes explored and shares his thoughts on the nature of poetic cinema. He also talks about the pleasure of documenting landscapes and nature, which is part of the delight of this profound work.

In Between Dying: Davud is a misunderstood, restless young man in search of his “true” family, those whom he feels certain will bring meaning and love to his life. When, over the course of one day, he experiences an unexpected series of accidents with people that each time results in a death, invisible memories, narratives and concerns rise to the surface. Davud is propelled into a journey of discovery, failing to recognise his “missing half” again and again, until he finally comes to accept that living in danger is his fate, that death will always be stronger than his own narratives, and that shedding them is his initiation into entering life more fully. Set on the path of becoming, Davud ultimately returns to the place where he has always lived. There, he finds Love is waiting for him. But perhaps it is too late.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Hilal Baydarov
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    In Between Dying
  • Festival section
    Venezia 77
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