Ukraine’s Oscar Committee Submitted Film Homeward for Academy Award
Only one film is taking part in the national selection this year
Photo from Cannes Film Festival
Ukraine has submitted film ‘Homeward’ by Nariman Aliev for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.
Ukraine’s Oscar Committee stated that they had already completed the application for national participation in the selection for the Oscar-winning film. Only one film is taking part in the national selection this year, UATV reported.
“The Ukrainian Oscar Committee has completed the reception of applications for national films to be selected for the Academy Award in the category of International Feature Film from Ukraine,” the statement reported.
The formal meeting of the Committee will be held on 23 August.
The picture tells the story of a Crimean Tatar, Mustafa (Akhtem Seitablaev), whose two sons went to Kyiv after Crimea’s annexation. The film begins with Mustafa and his son Alim (Remzi Bilyalov), who arrive at a Kyiv morgue to collect the body of his eldest son Nazim, who died in a battle of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war. Mustafa wants to bury his son in Crimea in accordance with Muslim traditions.
Earlier, ‘Homeward’ won the Grand Prix of the 10th Odesa International Film Festival.