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Homeward

Nariman Aliev
Ukraine, 2019
Features, 96min, OmeU

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Nariman Aliev
Ukraine, 2019
Features, 96min, OmeU

Fri
25
Oct
13:30
Urania
Sat
02
Nov
15:30
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Cast: 
Akhtem Seitablayev
Mustafa
Remzi Bilyalov
Alim
Dariya Barihashvili
Oleysa
Anatoliy Marem- polskiy
Nazim
Veronika Lukianenko
Masha
Viktor Zhdanov
Onkel Vasya
Akmal Gurezov
Refait
Screenplay: 
Nariman Aliev
Marysia Nikitiuk
Sound: 
Serhiy Stepanskiy
Camera: 
Anton Fursa
Editor: 
Oleksandr Chornyi
Decoration: 
Vlad Odudenko
Costume: 
Asya Sutyagina

Format: 
DCP
Color

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 official 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.

Nariman Aliev: RETURN WITH SUNRISE (2014, K), LOVE YOU (2014, K), WITHOUT YOU (2016, K)