“The Great Gate”, an almost deserted Bulgarian village on the border with Turkey, and its 38 elderly voters have to elect a new mayor. Among the candidates, Ivan the postman has come up with an unconventional plan to breathe new life into his village: to welcome the Syrian refugees passing by their border every day. Following the three candidates’ campaigns, this film draws a tragicomic portrait of a sleepy village that suddenly finds itself awaken by the European crisis.

Seventeen-year-old Karsu Dönmez, the Dutch answer to Norah Jones, is a talented jazz singer-songwriter, who grew up in a Turkish family in Amsterdam.