Nails in My Brain

  • Azerbaijan
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A young man wanders through the ruins of what may or may not be his childhood home, where each crumbling doorway opens up onto the past. Memories accost him-memories of his school days, of loved ones long gone, of wonder, callousness, and defeat. The painful invasion gives rise to a series reflections on the limits of cinema and the poverty, and inescapability, of the life of the mind. No matter how much he has tried to change, the young man-who may or may not be the filmmaker himself-always returns to the same places, same questions, same faces, same recollections-the same nails in his brain.


  • Original title
    Nails in My Brain
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Hilal Baydarov
  • DOP
    Hilal Baydarov
  • Editing
    Hilal Baydarov
  • Music
    Erik Satie
  • Sound
    Hilal Baydarov
  • Duration
    81 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Azerbaijan
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Cinema du Reel
    • Doclisboa
    • Trieste
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