May 05, 2019
The feature film debut EVGE by Nariman Aliev has been selected for this year's Un Certain Regard at Festival de Cannes. It was developed at MIDPOINT Feature Launch in 2018.
Having lost his oldest son in the war between Russian and Ukraine, Mustafa resolves to bring the boy’s body to the land of his birth: Crimea. Together, he and his younger son set out on a journey that will profoundly mark their relationship.
EVGE (previously HOMEWARD) is written by Nariman Aliev and Marysia Nikitiuk and produced by Vladimir Yatsenko (Limelite).
For his first feature, and drawing on his own heritage, Nariman Aliev explores family bonds and motherland through a deeply affecting road-movie set in the disputed territory of Crimea.
Writer and director Nariman Aliev (born 1992 in Crimea, Ukraine) graduated from Kyiv National Theater, Film and Television University. The project participated in MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018, and was presented at Works in Development – Feature Launch at KVIFF in 2018 and also at Baltic Event in 2018.
Producer Vladimir Yatsenko says: "The Feature Launch program was one of the most essential steps in developing our script. I am grateful for all of the team and especial Pavel Jech and Danijel Hocevar for challenging us in the right way - which drive us to success at the end of the day. It was very intensive and useful. We were surrounded by warm and friendly people and it was a pleasure to work with such professionals. I would love to highly recommend this program and I hope to participate in it in the future.”