Baku. Aygul Rzayeva – APA. The premiere of “Leyli and Majnun” film- opera screened with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has been held at Nizami Cinema Center.
APA reports that government officials, well-known scientists and cultural figures, as well as famous French actor Gérard Depardieu and film producer Arnault Frillenin attended the presentation ceremony.
Highly estimating the film, Gérard Depardieu noted the importance of international mugham festival held in Azerbaijan and great interest in this music.
People's Artist Aygun Bayramova and Mansum Ibrahimov acted as Leyli and Majnun.
Mehdi Mammadov is the scriptwriter and producer of the film shot basing on Uzeyir Hajibeyov’s “Leyli and Majnun” opera in Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater and "Buta Palace".