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Homeward
Nariman Aliev
Ukraine 2019
96min
V'19

Zwei Krim-Tataren, Vater und Sohn, transportieren den Leichnam des in den kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen in der Ukraine ums Leben gekommenen Erstgeborenen von Kiew in die Heimat. In dieser schlichten, als Roadmovie inszenierten Geschichte spiegeln sich die geopolitischen Verwerfungen, die den Osten Europas in eine Unsicherheitszone verwandelt haben. Der Film macht aus dem Familiendrama eine psychogeografische Exkursion in die dunklen Regionen einer Welt, die aus den Fugen geraten ist. Mit grimmiger Entschlossenheit pflügt er in ökonomischem Dokudrama-Stil durch ein Ödland, in dem Hoffnung ein rares Gut geworden ist.
(Thomas Mießgang)

In Anwesenheit von Nariman Aliev.

 

Burials are moments of closure, yet some open old wounds. In the opening scene of Nariman Aliev’s narratively compact debut feature HOMEWARD, Alim, a Crimean-Tatar university student in Kiev, sits in the hallway of the coroner’s office, while his father Mustafa negotiates the release of the body of Alim’s brother Nazim. Nazim was killed in the Ukraine-Russia war. In this tense scene, Mustafa bribes the offcial to get his son’s body back. The two then transport Nazim in the back of their car, their journey like an obstacle course which illustrates how Crimean Tatars are treated with suspicion and sometimes contempt. The conflict revolves around two opposing forces: the power of forgetting and the power of tradition, of memory. Muslim Tatar heritage and the injustices suffered by the Crimeans, whose region has been annexed by Russia, serve as the backdrop. With stark landscapes and emotional relentlessness, Aliev depicts homeland as destiny, as a tie thicker than blood. For Alim, home is inextricably tied to the figure of his forbidding, misogynist father. Beneath the violence, passed from father to son, genuine affection struggles to emerge. (Ela Bittencourt)

In the presence of Nariman Aliev.

Credits
  • Akhtem Seitablayev - Mustafa
  • Remzi Bilyalov - Alim
  • Dariya Barihashvili - Oleysa
  • Anatoliy Marem- polskiy - Nazim
  • Veronika Lukianenko - Masha
  • Viktor Zhdanov - Onkel Vasya
  • Akmal Gurezov - Refait
  • Nariman Aliev
  • Marysia Nikitiuk
  • Serhiy Stepanskiy
  • Anton Fursa
  • Oleksandr Chornyi
  • Vlad Odudenko
  • Asya Sutyagina
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