95th Academy Award for Best International Feature
(This review contains spoilers.)
“Let the architecture be modern, but it must preserve its nationalism.”
Creators is the latest International Feature submission for Azerbaijan. The film is a tribute to Mikayil Huseynov and Sadiq Dadashov - the great Azerbaijani architects of the 20th century.
Huseynov and Dadashov were both born in 1905 and were childhood friends. Both Mikayil and Sadiq came from very well-off families, specializing in steamships on the Caspian Sea. Both men studied together in school before beginning their careers in architecture.
After graduation, Mikayil and Sadiq started their work focusing on residential buildings around Azerbaijan but specifically in Baku. Unfortunately, their work together stopped suddenly as Dadashov passed away when he…