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by Ayhan Salar, Erkan Tahhuşoğlu


Fikret has always been aware of the roar of cars streaming back and forth on the motorway outside the flat where she grew up and where she now lives with her husband Halil. But now it’s clear that she’s much more alert to the monotonous rumbling below the window. One of the car engines is different from all the others and the sound of it fills her with joy: it’s Halil returning from a business trip. But, this time, the waiting seems interminable and the young woman begins to fear the worst. The days of uncertainty are marked off by the loud highway metronome, and neither her parents nor a close friend can drown out the noise. Fikret begins to lose herself, first in the empty flat, then in her own memories and imaginings, in which she tries to conjure up images of her husband and her happy childhood.

international title: Verge
original title: Verge
country: Turkey, Germany
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Ayhan Salar, Erkan Tahhuşoğlu
film run: 83'
screenplay: Ayhan Salar, Erkan Tahhuşoğlu
cast: Senem Çelikkol, Mine Özen, Bedia Yaman, Raci Küçük, Zeynep Raif, Ali Meriç, Akan Atakan, Şaziye Güzel
cinematography by: Ayhan Salar
film editing: Ayhan Salar
art director: Göksel Demir
producer: Ayhan Salar, Erkan Tahhuşoğlu
production: Salarfilm, Siyara Film


main awards/selection

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016 

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