The Fikirtepe district of Istanbul. Urban transformation is sweeping away the poor communities and Syrian refugees take shelter in deserted buildings. Kamil and his wife Remziye risk losing their home. Unemployed for a long time, Kamil, has no choice but to secretly accept a job on a construction site. Not only is he taking the job from a Syrian refugee, he’s also working for the company that’s destroying the area next door. Oppression and anxiety both in his neighborhood, where he fears discovery, and at work, where he’s accepted the low wages paid to refugees, gradually transform him. When Kamil suddenly disappears, Remziye has to face the consequences of his actions, which do not t the man she knows. But she will not give up.
4 Proof Film
Doc & Film International
Saadet Işıl Aksoy
Kida Khodr Ramadan
Writer | Ali Vatansever
Director | Ali Vatansever
Producer | Selin Vatansever Tezcan, Oya Özden, Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann, Anamaria Antoci
Director of Photography | Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Editor | Evren Luş
Sound | Alexandru Dumitru
Music Composer | Jörg Ritzenhoff
Art Design | Emre Yurtseven, Meral Efe Yurtseven
Turkish Ministry of Culture
Film-und Medien Stiftung NRW
Meetings on the Bridge
!f Sundance Lab
Global Media Makers
Connecting Cottbus Co-Production Market
Running Time 102 min
Aspect Ratio 2.39
Screening Format DCP 2K
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The Turkish project SAF, directed by Ali Vatansever, was shot in Istanbul. The Romanian team is represented by cinematographer Tudor Panduru, focus puller Pompiliu Avram and actress Mihaela Trofimov. Photo | Dogancan Heperler