24/1 Towards Evening

Teymur Hajiyev


A couple for whom physical proximity doesn’t mean spiritual closeness at all, make their way to a family event outside the city; a disagreement over a mundane issue forces them to stop, yielding an unexpected yet predictable discovery.

Режија / Director:
Teymur Hajiyev

Сценарио / Screenplay:
Teymur Hajiyev

Директор фотографије / Director of Photography:
Evgeny Rodin

Монтажа / Film Editing:
Teymur Hajiyev, Rinat Bekchintayev

Продуцент / Producer:
Teymur Hajiyev, Kamran Aydinov

Продукцијска кућа / Production Company:
FIL Production, Mandarin Agency

Улоге / Cast:
Leyla Madatkhanova, Teymur Hajiyev

Трајање / Duration:

Teymur Hajiyev
Director's Biography
Teymur Hajiyev

Teymur Hajiyev is an Azerbaijani film director, producer and Locarno Filmmakers Academy alumnus.

He was born on August 28, 1982 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR. After graduating from West Texas A&M University in 2006, and before moving into filmmaking, Teymur worked as Marketing Director within various commercial entities in Azerbaijan.

Producing more than a dozen shorts films thorough his company FIL Production, including Torn (2014) by Academy Award winner Elmar Imanov (premiered at Cannes, Quinzaine des Realisateurs), Teymur premiered his directing debut short, The Wound, at the Palm Springs ShortsFest in 2013.[ His second short Shanghai, Baku premiered at Tampere Film Festival, 2016[8][9] and his third short, salt, pepper to taste premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2019a nd was included in Kinoscope’s “Top Five Shorts of 2019".

The inclusion of Towards Evening in the Semaine de la Critique section (first Azeri film in history of Critic's Week programming) at Cannes Film Festival 2020 makes Teymur the only Azerbaijani-filmmaker to have been at Cannes both as a director and a producer.