|Directed by||Vahid Mustafayev|
|Produced by||Mirshahin Agayev|
|Written by||Vahid Mustafayev|
|Music by||Yashar Bakhish|
|Running time||115 minutes|
Xoca is a 2012 Azerbaijani drama film directed, written, and co-produced by Vahid Mustafayev based loosely on the Khojaly Massacre during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. The film stars Ilgar Musayev, Nigar Bahadirqizi and Telman Aliyev.
Background and structure
The neo-expressionist feature film is based on the story of a young, soon to be married Azerbaijani couple Aliakbar (Ilgar Musayev) and Gunel (Nigar Bahadirqizi), which unfolds against a fictional backdrop of Khojaly Massacre.
- Ilgar Musayev as Aliakbar
- Nigar Bahadirqizi as Gunel
- Telman Aliyev as Gunel's father
- Najiba Huseynova as Gunel's mother
- Azer Aydemir as Yura Cherniy
- Mina Sovetskaya as Mehriban
The British release of Xoca was on 24 February 2013 and were shown in London's The Princess Anne Theatre.
The movie were featured in various international film festivals, including at International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and Fajr International Film Festival. The movie were submitted to Yerevan International Film Festival, but jury's declined to accept it.
- Whitfield, Gemma. "Xoca (Khoja) | Movie review". Theupcoming.co.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Emotional film on the Khojaly Massacre screened in London". ukprweb.com. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- Фильм Вахида Мустафаева "Ходжа" получил награду (ФОТО). anspress.com (in Russian). Retrieved 31 May 2013.