18 Oct 16

YARAT Contemporary Art Space is delighted to invite you to the screening of 'Holy Cow', directed by Imam Hasanov (Azerbaijan). The screening will be organized as a event of YARAT Film Club. 

Holy Cow / 2015 / Azerbaijan, Germany, Romania / 77 min / Documentary / Colour

„Holy cow” is a story of a man who tries to find the right balance between modernity and traditional lifestyle.

 Taptiq is a farmer who leaves with his family in Lagij village. Someone tells him about a unique cow that could help his family improve their financial well being. Taptiq is instantly afire with enthusiasm for this new breed of cow. He is planning to call her Madonna. But the idea is received with deep incredulity by the elderly of the village and the rest of the population. Even Taptig’s wife Vafa doesn’t want to take care of the strange creature.

 A film uses a cow as a metaphor to speak about local mentality and moral codes that prevail in Azeribaijani countryside. It is an attempt to show how people in rural areas react and adapt to changes.

A film was screened in numerous international Festivals  including  IDFA „First Appearance Competition”, Amsterdam, Hot Docs – “World Showcase”, Toronto and One World, Prague etc.

Apart from a screening in YARAT Film Club,  screenings will be organized in Sumgait (October 8), Mingechevir (October 13), Ganja, Guba, Lagij, Ivanovka and Lenkoran.

Production companies: Fine Art, Kloos and Co, Conset Film


Producer: Andra Popescu

Cinematography: Sarvar Javadov

Editor: Philipp Gromov

Sound: Jalil Mamadov

Music: Le Trio Jourban

Cast: Majid Abbasov, Khanali Huseynli, Vafa Huseynli, Murtuza Murshudov

Film will be shown in Azerbaijani.

Date: 18 October 2016

Time: 19:00

Location: YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Multifunctional Room

Free admissions.