28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Tunes of Sanatorium
Tunes of Sanatorium
Tunes of Sanatorium
Tunes of Sanatorium
Tunes of Sanatorium

Tunes of Sanatorium

director: Leylakhanim Ganbarli
original title: Sanatoriya əzgiləri
country: Azerbaijan
year: 2022
running time: 15 min.


For thirty years now, a dilapidated house has been providing essential asylum to war refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh. Three generations, including the children and grandchildren of people made to leave their homes, struggle to scratch an existence on the outskirts of Baku. They are faced with common problems: loss of home, outrooting, sadness and illnesses.

“Since the end of the second war, I have often dreamed of our own home.”


Baku-born Leylakhanim Ganbarli (b. 1992) has her music education in piano playing. She later studied film university programmes in Azerbaijan and Turkey. She is the author of several documentary shorts out of which A Butcher's Daughter (2021) has been screened at Cinedoc Tbilisi and DokuBaku IDFF (Jury Award).

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director: Leylakhanim Ganbarli
producer: Durna Safarova
editing: Orkhan Aghazade
sound design: Nadir Mahmudov
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