Nariman Aliyev's feature film "Homeward", the winner of the national film critics' award "Kinicolo", also won two awards at the VII International Bosphorus Film Festival in Istanbul. This is reported on the official Facebook page of the movie.
"Friends, we have good news! "Homeward" is recognized as the Best International Feature Film of the 7th International Bosphorus Film Festival! And the award for Best Actor was given to Akhtem Seitablayev," the statement reads.
The awards ceremony took place in Istanbul. Nariman Aliyev received the award from the chairman of the international jury, the Philippine director and the owner of the Palme d'Or, Cannes Briante Mendoza.
Nine movies from different countries competed in the international competition.
As we reported earlier, the American Film Academy published a long list of Academy Awards in the category "International feature film". Nariman Aliyev's film "Homeward" was included in the long list of feature films from 93 countries.
Homeward, directed by Crimean Tatar director Nariman Aliev, 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 Muslim tradition.
Ahtem Seitablayev and Remzi Bilyalov played the main parts in this film.
Homeward was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It also won the main prize at the Bucharest International Film Festival.