Omar and Us (Maryna Er Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadir Er) Turkey

Omar and Us
Maryna Er Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadir Er
Turkey.  2019.  102 min

Ismet recently retired from his work as Commander of the Coast Guard.  Now a civilian, he struggles to communicate with his family and the people around him.  His only son has left for the U.S and now his wife wants to join him.  When two Syrian refugees, Omar and Mariye, come to live in his neighborhood, near the Turkish-Greek border,  Ismet finds himself facing his prejudices and his political views.


Mehmet Bahadir Er | Maryna Er Gorbach

Mehmet Bahadır Er received his undergraduate degree on cinema-TV from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University where he took classes from Metin Erksan, Duygu Sağıroğlu and Memduh Ün.  He received many important awards from Antalya Golden Orange, Adana Golden Boll, Ankara Film Festival, IFSAK, Istanbul Independent Films Festival, and Sony Entertainment with the films which he directed.  He currently works as director and producer to feature films, TV series and commercials.

Maryna Er Gorbach is a film director from Ukraine.  She studied in Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary University for Theater, Cinema and Television.  After her graduation she directed a weekly documentary for ICTV of 30 episodes.  She received her graduate degree in Poland, from the Oscar recipient director Andrzej Wajda‘s university as his student.  She directed films based on Psychological Gesture Technique for acting which were selected for many prestigious festivals such as Berlin, Rotterdam, Montreal, Tokyo, New York, and Stockholm, and received awards.  Mehmet Bahadır Er and Maryna Er Gorbach made their first feature film “Black Dogs Barking” ( Kara Köpekler Havlarken) in 2009.




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