Ali & Nino

Ali & Nino

Ali is an upper class Muslim man, whose family holds a great deal of power in Baku, Azerbaijan. At that time, before World War One, Azerbaijan was part of the Russian Empire. Nino, Ali's lover, is from neighboring Georgia and is christian, but the two are deeply in love and elope to the countryside. The story follows the two, who get married, through World War One, which only sees some of Ali's friends sent off to war. After the Russians surrender, however, conflict comes to Baku. Ali fights the Bolsheviks with the Azerbaijani militia and Nino helps nurse wounded soldiers during the March Days massacre in Baku.

Director
Asif Kapadia
Costume Designer
Michele Clapton
Executive Producer
Leyla Aliyeva executive producer Mairi Bett executive producer Sasha Harris line producer Alex Sutherland line producer: Turkey Kris Thykier producer Pip Williams associate producer
Vendor Costume
Bovardia Films Ltd /Nimar Studios Group Footwear & Frame di Gianfranco Pierantoni Pierantoni Atelier

Cast

 
Adam Bakri
Ali Khan Shirvanshir
María Valverde
Nino Kipiani
Mandy Patinkin
Duke Kipiani
Connie Nielsen
Duchess Kipiani

Synopsis

Ali is an upper class Muslim man, whose family holds a great deal of power in Baku, Azerbaijan. At that time, before World War One, Azerbaijan was part of the Russian Empire. Nino, Ali's lover, is from neighboring Georgia and is christian, but the two are deeply in love and elope to the countryside. The story follows the two, who get married, through World War One, which only sees some of Ali's friends sent off to war. After the Russians surrender, however, conflict comes to Baku. Ali fights the Bolsheviks with the Azerbaijani militia and Nino helps nurse wounded soldiers during the March Days massacre in Baku.