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DADDY’S GIRL

ISÄN TYTTÖ, 2015
 
Category
Kids & Family, Society
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Documentary 2015, Finland
Runtime: 52 min.
Director: Melisa Üneri
Production: Klaffi Productions

 

DADDY’S GIRL is a tragicomic breaking-up story between a Turkish father, Cengiz, living in Finland, and his 26-year-old half-Finnish daughter, Melisa. Their symbiotic relationship begins to deteriorate when Melisa moves to Turkey to start a life on her own. Cengiz’s inability to deal with Melisa breaking free starts a chain of events where Melisa cuts her father off and Cengiz – after years of deliberately avoiding Turkey and his dominating mother – travels to Istanbul to meet Melisa, and is thus forced to face his mother and Melisa’s Turkish boyfriend.

The creative documentary depicts use of power on many levels through the idea of a loved and hated father figure. This is a story about rebellion, growing up and letting go.

 

FESTIVALS
2015: Dok Leipzig
2016: DocPoint Helsinki, If Istanbul, Zagreb Dox, Docudays UA, Crossing Europe Linz, Sheffield IFF

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