World Premiere: 2023 Berlinale (Encounters Section)
by AYŞE POLAT (GER 2023, 117`)
A german film team is shooting a documentary in northeastern Turkey. In a remote Kurdish village, they witness an elderly women performing a recurring ritual to keep the memory of her missing son alive. The Kurdish translator of the German crew is also the nanny of Melek, a 7–year–old turkish girl. Her father, Zafer, works for a sinister organization and is caught between loyalty to them and and fear for his familys well being when his daughter appears to be haunted by a mysterious force. The fateful encounter of these people developes a destructive power. IN THE BLIND SPOT unravels a complex net of conspiracy, paranoia and generational trauma.
Written and directed by: Ayşe Polat
D.O.P: Partick Orth
Producers: Mehmet Aktaş (mîtosfilm)
Co–Producer: Ayşe Polat (PunktPunktPunkt Filmproduktion)
Art director: Görkem Canbolat, Osman Özcan
Sound designer: Jürgen Funk
Cast: Ahmet Varlı, Çağla Yurga, Nihan Okutucu, Tudan Ürper, Katja Bürkle, Aziz Çapkurt, Aybi Era et al.