Turkish function “Omar and Us,” co-directed by Maryna Er Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadır Er, has acquired three grand prizes on the 10th South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) held in France.
The newest accolades loved by the 2019 movie, which was backed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and shot in partnership with TRT, embrace the SEEfest awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor, with Cem Bender’s efficiency. The pageant was held on-line in France this 12 months on June 2-7, attributable to Corona Virus outbreak.
“Omar and Us” is a story of relationships, loneliness and prejudice, posing common questions whereas carrying a deep political subtext. The film focuses on Ismet, performed by Bender, a newly retired soldier who was deployed to Turkey’s border area for a few years. His son Kemal, performed by Ushan Çakır, leaves for the U.S. partly attributable to Ismet’s standoffishness. Ismet’s spouse, Fetihe, performed by Uygar Tamer, additionally desires to hitch his son. Ismet, who continues to stay at a summerhouse on the Turkish-Greek border over the winter, finds himself in an sudden scenario. His neighbor, Sabri, brings over two Syrian migrants, Omar and Mariye, who had apparently saved his life. Ismet’s expertise with the 2 Syrians will ultimately pressure him to confront his prejudices.
The movie, which has been lauded at varied worldwide movie festivals, will entertain audiences in the approaching months. It can be anticipated to compete in the “worldwide competitors” on the International Migration Film Festival and in the Balkan competitors on the Sofia International Film Festival later this month.