Filmgoers in Berlin taken inside an apartment in Syria - while war rages outside.
Seen through the eyes of a mother trying to survive the ongoing civil war.
'Insyriated' moving audiences when it screened at the Berlin Film Festival.
Lead actress Hiam Abbass seeing it for the first time too, and hoping it will humanize the plight of Syrian refugees.
(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) ACTRESS HIAM ABBASS, SAYING:
"It is difficult to say that I was happy, after the screening because it was the first time I see it with the audience. It brought people close to the Syrian people. And don't see them any more like numbers in the media and on television screen news bulletins. It put the focus on the humanitarian and the daily struggle of the Syrian people."
While 'Insyriated' is a tense and claustrophobic film, Aki Kaurismaki's take on the refugee crisis is a black comedy.
His approach no less effective, and with his popularity as a director and an entry in the main competition his film gained plenty of attention.
Speaking at his film's fittingly fun news conference, Finnish star Kaurismaki saying he hopes to change the world.
Through humour Syrian asylum seeker Khaled's experience in Helsinki unfolds. The actor himself escaped his home in Syria before war broke out.
Two different films, putting the focus on refugees.