Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This romantic drama comes from Azerbaijian, a former Soviet state located between the Caspian and Black seas on the border between Europe and Asia. It is set in a city (that may be the country's capital, Baku) during the late '20s and chronicles the love triangle between a young actress, her older, learned husband, and her dashing lover. Her husband frequently lectures upon "The World of Fantasy." Most of the film is set within a silent movie house where the couple watch classics such as The Golem, and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Turan, the actress, stars in "The Bat," a local film which will be seen at the theater. When talkies come to town, her husband suddenly goes blind. Not long after, Turan has her lover move into their home. The husband has an idea what is going on, but he is not sure.
actor, blindness [physical], extramarital-affair, love, love-triangle, May-December-romance