This is a high-budget Kazakh (is that the right word?) film. It’s in English, and some parts are more like a British costume drama than anything else. It’s a UK co-production, so that makes sense.
It’s a very romantic film, and it’s a very nationalistic film. So it’s a national-romantic film? It’s hard not to be charmed by the cute scenes, but the nation-building scenes are pretty difficult to swallow.
Ali and Nino. Asif Kapadia. 2016. Azerbaijan.
- 5 parts arak
- 1 part Triple Sec
- 2 parts lemon juice (quarter lemon)
- 12 parts ginger ale
Stir the first three ingredients with ice in a glass. Top up with ginger ale.
This was completely undrinkable, but then I dumped a lot of simple syrup into it, and it became almost pleasant.