Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

14-year-old Isa escaped the horrors of war-torn Syria, only to find himself orphaned and alone in Turkey. Now living in an orphanage for Syrian refugees in the historic city of Sanliurfa, Isa teams up with two younger boys, sweet-tempered Motaz and mischievous Ahmad, as they plan a better future for themselves. Featuring exceptional performances from a non-professional cast, writer-director Aida Begic crafts a heartfelt and deeply moving story that reinforces the power of friendship, love and hope in the face of adversity and trauma.


Awards

Won Best Film – Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema (Dialogue Prize for Intercultural Communication) | Nominated Best Film – Edinburgh International Film Festival (Audience Award)