Homeward, the film by Ukrainian director of Crimean Tatar origin Nariman Aliev, claimed the main trophy of BIFF, Bucharest International Film Festival.
According to the State Film Agency's Facebook page, the director also won a money prize of 4,000 Euros.
Homeward 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. The Ukrainian premiere is yet to come; it is expected to take place at Odesa film festival from July 12 to 20.