SYNOPSIS

Ismet is a recently retired Turkish soldier whose last post was as a Commander of the Coast Guard at the Turkish maritime border. New to civilian life, he struggles to communicate with his family and the people around him. His only son abandoned him and left for the U.S., and now his wife wants to join her son, too. In an unexpected turn of events, he suddenly becomes neighbors with two refugees, Omar and Mariye. Through this encounter and firsthand experience of what refugees have to go through, he is finally able to face his prejudices and reexamine his worldview.

Biography

Ukrainian film director: After studying in Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema & Television University (Ukraine), she graduated from Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing (Poland). She is the director of the film “Love Me/Luby Mene” which is registered as the first UkraineTurkey co-production by the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production. Since 2017 Maryna ER Gorbach is the member of European Film Academy

Filmography

Omar and Us (2019), Love Me (2013), Black Dogs Barking (2009)

OMAR AND US

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