PÖFF: Cold as Marble

PÖFF: Mərmər soyuğu

Genre

Drama

Director

Asif Rustamov

Run time

1h 28min

"Are you a painter or a sculptor? Non-healed wounds, lusty desires and scheming betrayal, unleashed in an erotic, ironic and captivatingly puzzling modern Azerbaijani psycho thriller. Unlike the impressive debut “Down the River” (premiered in Karlovy Vary in 2014), Asif Rustamov introduces failed sinful nameless losers in a destructive game of passion, education, crime and punishment with references to the Coen Brothers. The hands of the tormented one-eyed Artist are directly linked to his soul and he touches death every day. The most desirable Sculptor made the first marble sculpture for the mysteriously passed Mother. He passionately loves the gorgeous, caring and adventurous Woman, who moonlights as the Museum Guide, the Singer, sometimes the Fortune Teller. The unfaithful woman is in an odd marriage and capable of anything. She tempts, fucks, provokes, confronts, and challenges the far too shy Painter as true femme fatale. Monotonous life turns into a dangerously complicated affair after the unwelcomed return of the bullying hateful Father, convicted for murder, but unexpectedly released from prison. The former mining engineer seeks atonement in his own way, though he ultimately wishes to witness how the Son grows into a real man. The lively and eloquent old crook is embarrassingly certain that sometimes killing a person can also be a good deed. Edvinas Pukšta"

Genre

Drama

Director

Asif Rustamov

Run time

1h 28min

"Are you a painter or a sculptor? Non-healed wounds, lusty desires and scheming betrayal, unleashed in an erotic, ironic and captivatingly puzzling modern Azerbaijani psycho thriller. Unlike the impressive debut “Down the River” (premiered in Karlovy Vary in 2014), Asif Rustamov introduces failed sinful nameless losers in a destructive game of passion, education, crime and punishment with references to the Coen Brothers. The hands of the tormented one-eyed Artist are directly linked to his soul and he touches death every day. The most desirable Sculptor made the first marble sculpture for the mysteriously passed Mother. He passionately loves the gorgeous, caring and adventurous Woman, who moonlights as the Museum Guide, the Singer, sometimes the Fortune Teller. The unfaithful woman is in an odd marriage and capable of anything. She tempts, fucks, provokes, confronts, and challenges the far too shy Painter as true femme fatale. Monotonous life turns into a dangerously complicated affair after the unwelcomed return of the bullying hateful Father, convicted for murder, but unexpectedly released from prison. The former mining engineer seeks atonement in his own way, though he ultimately wishes to witness how the Son grows into a real man. The lively and eloquent old crook is embarrassingly certain that sometimes killing a person can also be a good deed. Edvinas Pukšta"

Info

Production year

2022

Local distributor

PÖFF

In Cinemas

11/11/2022