Directed by Academy Award® winning filmmaker ASIF KAPADIA (Amy, Senna), ALI AND NINO tells the epic, heartfelt love story of two star-crossed lovers.
Set in 1914 at the brink of war, Ali (BAKRI, Omar) is an educated young Muslim noble living in Baku, the bustling capital of Azerbaijan. Nino (VALVERDE, Exodus: Gods and Kings) is a Christian girl whose regal family hails from Georgia. Facing all odds against them, Ali proposes marriage to Nino despite familial objections, religious divides and the war, all of which threaten to keep them apart.
As revolution brews and Azerbaijan seeks independence from Russia, Ali and Nino find themselves caught in a world of dramatic change where their love for each other is the only eternal spark.
Based on a 1937 novel, Kapadia captures the beautiful, sweeping Azerbaijani landscape, telling an enduring love story for the ages. UK DVD release 5th March 2018.