Baku to host 4th British Film Spring

Baku to host 4th British Film Spring

The British Council Azerbaijan in partnership with the British Embassy in Azerbaijan and Nizami Cinema Centre will organize the fourth British Film Spring, bringing the best and brightest new UK films to an Azerbaijan audience on May 1-6, 2018.

The festival will be held as part of a series of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the British Council in Azerbaijan. This year, eight remarkable and very diverse films including Breathe, Daphne, Notes of Blindness, David Browie is, City of Tiny Lights, England is Mine, The Carer, and Crooked House will be screened at the festival.

All films will be screened in English, and Breathe, Daphne, and England is Mine will be subtitled in Azerbaijani.

Director of British Council Azerbaijan, Elizabeth White, said that this year’s British Film Spring has a selection of really interesting new films. "I hope that Baku audiences get to see all these great films. We seek to connect UK films and filmmakers with Azerbaijani audiences, profiling innovation, diversity and excellence and seeking opportunities for creative exchange," AzerTAc cited her as saying.

British Ambassador to Azerbaijan Dr Carole Crofts, in turn, said that 2017 was a strong year for the UK film industry, with impressive dramas, blockbusters and comedies.

"Independent figures published by the BFI reveal a record breaking performance from the UK film industry in 2017, reinforcing its global reputation as a leading destination for film, alongside the continued growth of UK cinema audiences," she said.