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Ali and Nino are upper-class teenagers living in Azerbaijan just before the outbreak of World War I. He is Muslim, and she is Christian—but despite their cultural differences, they love each other and get married despite the disapproval of their parents. When Ali takes her to spend several months in Persia, she realizes how much her freedom is being constrained. The clash between East and West and between traditional Muslim life and the twentieth-century independence of her upbringing is very striking. Then the Great War breaks out, and things take a turn for the worse.

A sweeping, politically charged love story, Ali & Nino captures a place and time rarely seen on screen. Director Asif Kapadia impressively shifts back and forth between documentary and fiction filmmaking styles. His documentaries, Senna (2011 Sundance Film Festival) and Amy (one of the most successful and acclaimed movies this year), and his fiction films including The Warrior prove he is a master storyteller in any genre.

YEAR 2015

SECTION Premieres

COUNTRY United Kingdom

RUN TIME 104 min

COMPANY Peapie Films

EMAIL pip@peapie.com

PHONE +44(0)207 224 1221

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Artist Bio

Asif Kapadia

Filmmaker Asif Kapadia has directed both narratives and documentaries. Amy, about the singer Amy Winehouse, is the highest-grossing British documentary of all time and has been shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Awards. His universally acclaimed Senna was a breakout hit at the box office and won two BAFTA Awards and the World Cinema Audience Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Kapadia's debut feature, The Warrior, won two BAFTA Awards including Best British Film.