Faruk, a man in his nineties, increasingly becomes the protagonist in the film his daughter is making about the impending demolition of his block of flats in Istanbul. In the hope of delaying the demolition of a building he has been living in for decades, Faruk regularly attends building management meetings. As the daughter films her father, the boundaries between reality and fiction begin to blur.
Shot in authentic locations and based on real characters and events, Aslı Özge’s new film offers an insight into the life of an elderly man in the bustling metropolis of Istanbul. Alongside exploring the implications of gentrification, the work also delves into the complexities of a father-daughter relationship.
by Aslı Özge
with Faruk Özge, Derya Erkenci, Gönül Gezer, Nurdan Çakmak, Semih Arslanoğlu, Fikret Özge
Germany / Turkey / France 2024 Turkish 97’ Colour World premiere


  • Faruk Özge
  • Derya Erkenci
  • Gönül Gezer
  • Nurdan Çakmak
  • Semih Arslanoğlu
  • Fikret Özge


Director Aslı Özge
Screenplay Aslı Özge
Cinematography Emre Erkmen
Editing Andreas Samland, Aslı Özge
Music Karim Sebastian Elias
Sound Design Joe De-Vine
Sound Mixing Dan Johnson
Production Design Aslı Özge
Costumes Aslı Özge
Make-Up Aslı Özge
Casting Ezgi Baltaş
Producer Aslı Özge
Co-Producers Seyhan Kaya, Jean-Christophe Simon, Michael Reuter
Co-Production FC Istanbul Istanbul
Parallel 45 Lyon
The Post Republic Berlin

Produced by

EEE Films

Aslı Özge

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, she has lived in Berlin since 2000. After studying at the film and television school of Marmara Üniversitesi in Istanbul, she made short films and a documentary. Her debut feature film Men on the Bridge premiered at Locarno in 2009 and went on to win numerous awards. Her second feature, Lifelong, and her first German-language feature, Auf Einmal (All of a Sudden), both screened in Panorama at the Berlinale, with the latter film winning a Special Mention from the Europa Cinemas Label and the FIPRESCI Award.

Filmography (selection)

2000 Capital C; short film 2003 Little Bit of April 2005 Hesperos’ Apprentices; documentary 2009 Köprüdekiler (Men on the Bridge) 2013 Hayatboyu (Lifelong) 2016 Auf Einmal (All of a Sudden) 2023 Blackbox 2024 Faruk

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024