British Film Spring brings the best of contemporary British cinema to Baku

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Baku, April 8, AZERTAC

The British Council Azerbaijan in cooperation with the British Embassy Azerbaijan and Nizami Cinema Centre has announced the Second British Film Spring Festival in Baku from 25 to 30 April 2016, bringing the best and brightest new films in contemporary British cinematography to Azerbaijan.

The British Council organized the first British Film Festival in Baku on 6–11 December, 2013. The second film festival, which was carried out under the title of British Film Spring, was held in April 2015.

The opening film of this year will be Oscar-nominated Brooklyn directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, based on Colm Toibinn’s novel of the same name.

The 2016 festival will screen six remarkable and very diverse films, including Lady in the Van with Maggie Smith playing the title role; Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, the winner of Berlin Film Festival; and The Lobster, a remarkable work by Yorgos Lanthimos starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.

The British Council will also be organising a number of online competitions during the run-up to the festival, offering tickets and presents to participants of online contests. More details will be available on the British Council Azerbaijan Facebook page throughout April.

On the occasion of the Second British Film Spring in Azerbaijan, Elizabeth White, Director British Council Azerbaijan, stated, ‘Our intention is to link UK films and filmmakers with Azerbaijani audiences, profiling innovation, diversity and excellence and seeking opportunities for creative exchange. This year’s British Film Spring has a selection of really interesting new films – I hope that Baku audiences get to see many of these films’.

All films will be screened in English with Russian subtitles.

The venue of the festival is Nizami Cinema Centre.

All tickets cost 2 AZN and are available at box offices of Nizami Cinema Centre.

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