Try Not to Breathe (film)

Try Not to Breathe (Azerbaijani: Çalış, nəfəs alma, Russian: Постарайся не дышать) is a 2006 Azerbaijani short film directed by Alina Abdullayeva.

Try Not to Breathe
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Directed byAlina Abdullayeva
Written byAlina Abdullayeva
StarringFakhraddin Manafov,
Dilara Kazimova
CinematographyRovshan Guliyev
Music byAli Hasanov,
Tora Aghabeyova
Running time
15 minutes

In 2007 the film took part at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.[1] In 2008 the film participated at the Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival where the film's director Alina Abdullayeva won an award for Best Director.[2]



A few minutes in the life of two people: a young woman (Dilara Kazimova) who has her whole life in front of her and an old man (Fakhraddin Manafov) ill with asthma who has only one more night to live.


  • 2004 - Grant for Alina Abdullayeva for the short film project “Try not to breathe” awarded by AVANTI training programme (implemented by FOCAL, funded by SDC)[2]
  • 2006 - Award for “Best debut” of National film academy"Golden lamp" (Baku, Azerbaijan)[2]
  • 2006 - Award for “Best producer” at International Audio Visual Film Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan)[2]
  • 2008 - Award for Best director at Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival (Italy)[2]


  1. ^ Chalish nefes alma //
  2. ^ a b c d e Alina Abdullayeva Archived 3 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine //

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