Rasim Ojagov

Rasim Ojagov (Azerbaijani: Rasim Ocaqov; 22 November 1933, Shaki, Azerbaijani SSR – 11 July 2006, Baku, Azerbaijan) -Azerbaijani film director and camera operator, Honoured Art Worker of Chechen-Ingush ASSR (1964), People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1982), laureate of the State Prize of the Azerbaijan SSR.[1]

Rasim Ojagov
Plaque on building where Azerbaijani film director and director of photography Rasim Ojagov lived in Baku
Plaque on building where Azerbaijani film director and director of photography Rasim Ojagov lived in Baku
Born(1933-11-22)22 November 1933
Shaki, Azerbaijani SSR
Died11 July 2006(2006-07-11) (aged 72)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupationfilm director, screenwriter and cinematographer
CitizenshipSoviet

BiographyEdit

Rasim Ojagov was born on November 22, 1933 in Shaki, Azerbaijan. In his youth he dreamed of becoming a geologist. But, appearance of shooting group of “Azerbaijanfilm” film studio in his city made him to revise his choice of profession. After graduating from local school in Sheki in 1951, he attended film Institute in Moscow despite his parents' disapproval.[2] In 1951-1956's, he studied at camera operator faculty of VGIK.

In 1965, he studied at director faculty of Azerbaijan Theatrical Institute named after I.Aliyev. In 1956, he worked as camera operator-director at “Azerbaijanfilm” and in 1973, as a director. In 1964, he conferred Honoured Art Worker of Chechen-Ingush ASSR. In 1950's, a new generation of directors, including Mukhtar Dadashov, Teyyub Akhundov, Alisattar Atakishiyev appeared. In these years Rasim Ojagov began his career. “Her great heart” film was the first film Ojagov. He was considered a professional in describing of psychological scenes. This film is about life of Sumgayit metallurgists. Mental sufferings of the workers are described in this film.[3]

FilmographyEdit

Rasim Ojagov shot about 11 multireel films.

Year Film Director Camera operator
1958 Her great heart
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1961 Our street
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1966 Why are you silent?
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1969 In one southern city
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1971 The main interview
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1973 The first day of life
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1974 Avenger from Ganjabasar
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1977 Birthday
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1979 Interrogation
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1981 Behind the closed door
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1983 Park
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1987 The other life
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1989 Temple of air
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1990 7 days after murder
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1993 Tahmina
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1995 Both journey and trade
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1998 A hotel room
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AwardsEdit

  • Laureate of the State Prize of the Azerbaijan SSR (1979, for the film “Birthday”);[4]
  • Laureate of the USSR State Prize (1981, for the film “Interrogation”;
  • People's Artist of Azerbaijan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Биография (in Russian)
  2. ^ Interview with Rasim Ojagov for Azerbaijan International
  3. ^ "Rasim Ocaqov". Adam.az.
  4. ^ "Он подарил нам "День рождения"…". Kaspiy.