"Currently, each of us has time to stop and realize, staying alone with our thoughts, the importance of our close people who are next to us or far away. I hope this film that is an intimate saying about a family, motherland and our tough fate on the way to the internal consent will help re-assess these things. After all, who needs us, if we don't need not each other?", Aliev said.
The drama was first screened in Ukraine's cinemas in November 2019. Almost 23,000 people watched the film in cinema theatres, and the box office made some USD 74,000. Homeward was showed in 18 countries. France, Great Britain, China, Greece, Turkey, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands purchased the rights for the film's distribution.
reveals a story about Mustafa, the Crimean Tatar whose sons came to Kyiv after Crimea's annexation by Russia in 2014. When the older son dies, the father comes to Kyiv to get his younger brother back home and bury the dead son according to the Muslim tradition. Akhtem Seitablayev and Remzi Bilyalov played the main parts.