“Welcome (2009) is a French movie and it tells the story of a young Iraqi-Kurd refugee, Bilal Kayani (Firat Ayverdi), who dreams to cross the English Channel from Calais, France to the UK. Hoping to be reunited with his girlfriend Mina (Derya Ayverdi) who’s already settled down in England with her family. . .
“I can definitely relate with Scarlett Johansson’s character in Lost in Translation (2003) by Sofia Coppola. I never fully fitted into a particular culture or country. I grew up in the Netherlands within a community connected to the Korean Protestant church, but to most of them I was very Dutch because. . .