Mustafa and his teenage son, Alim, are driving to a morgue in Kyiv to recover the body of Alim’s older brother, Nazim, a casualty of the war with Russia. Although Nazim has been living in Kyiv with his Orthodox wife, Oleysa, Mustafa is insistent that his son is given a traditional Muslim burial beside his mother’s grave in Crimea, and excludes Oleysa from the journey. There is tension between father and son as city life has exacerbated the generational gap between Alim and his hot-tempered father. They face many obstacles, and Alim is reluctant to accept his father’s determination to uphold tradition at all costs.
Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar, Russian