Nisantasi is a classy Istanbul residential district. Its inhabitants may be rich and beautiful but they are not necessarily happy. This is the case for 52-year-old architect Can and his wife Ela, an artist. Their daughter Nil has moved out to study in Ankara. Left to their own devices, the couple realise that their passion for each other is not what it once was. Nonetheless they both feel secure in the safe harbour of a marriage which places no demands for critical questions or complex explanations. One day, Ela happens to overhear her husband talking on the phone. Director Aslı Özge sketches the story of a lost love, filmed in desaturated colors and fashionably cool interiors which emphasize the emptiness that lies hidden beneath the surface.

Director's Biography
Aslı Özge, born 1975 in Istanbul, Turkey, graduated from the Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Film & TV in 1999 and has lived in Berlin since 2000. Her feature debut MEN ON THE BRIDGE screened in Locarno and Toronto and won several awards. LIFELONG premiered at the Berlinale in 2013 and won the Best Director Award at the Istanbul International Film Festival in the same year. // Films (selected): CAPITAL C (2000, short), HESPEROS'UN ÇÖMEZLERI (Hesperos’ Apprentices, 2005, doc), KÖPRÜDEKILER (Men on the Bridge, 2009; CE '10), HAYATBOYU (Lifelong, 2013)
Competition Fiction 2014
Aslı Özge
Turkey / Germany / Netherlands 2013
102 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Aslı Özge
Cinematography Emre Erkmen
Editing Aslı Özge, Natali Barrey
Sound/Sounddesign Marcel De Hoogd
With Defne Halman, Hakan Çimenser, Gizem Akman, Onur Dikmen
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