Rashid, a doctor from Syria, has struggled to adjust to his new life in Toronto with his young family for five years. He tries to keep his identity by working as an unlicensed doctor. However, the tension that has accumulated in his marriage begins to surface.
It has been a few years since Rashid and Farah, a doctor and an actress in Syria, began their immigrant lives in Canada. Their newborn son, Ammar, also grew into a young boy. Farah finds a job at a pharmacy, pursuing a full life as part of the community, while Rashid takes English classes, trying to mingle with the residents in his building. This film is presented in an episodic format, making it feel like a comedy and sometimes a drama. And such loose links of disconnected snippets instead of a cohesive flow are exactly what the lives of immigrants are like. Because finding a job in a foreign language and living in an unfamiliar culture bring unexpected and frustrating situations. However, this new opportunity to escape oppressive policies and social customs to start anew is also greatly valuable. Therefore, having what was familiar become unfamiliar and not having to face the uneasy is the beauty of loneliness and freedom that is immigration. (Sung MOON)
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