Ukraine, 2019, 96 mins.
DIRECTOR: Nariman Aliev
WITH: Akhtem Seitablayev, Remzi Bilyalov, Dariya Barihashvili, Anatoliy Marempolskiy, Viktor Zhdanov, Veronika Lukianenko, Akmal Gurezov, Larysa Yatzenko
Grieving over the death of his son in the war between Russia and Ukraine, a Crimean Tatar man, Mustafa, resolves to bring the boy’s body back to his ancestral homeland: Crimea. Together, he and his younger son Alim embark on a journey across Ukraine that will change their relationship forever. This award-winning debut from Nariman Aliev, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, is Ukraine’s selection for competition in the 2020 Oscars.
Introduced by Dr Rory Finnin, University of Cambridge
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