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Melisa Önel



After decades of living in Hamburg, Reyhan returns to İstanbul with her husband for a short while. On the eve of setting back, she realizes that she has lost her sense of smell.  When a doctor’s appointment leaves her anxious about the possibility of a serious illness, instead of undergoing more tests she decides to follow her own instincts to regain her sense of smell… to be able to establish new bonds with life Reyhan decides to leave it all behind. She vanishes…secretly moves into her late grandmother’s flat, gets a random job at a hotel, and meets a blind man. Just as assuming a new life seems possible, she realizes that she has became a missing person. She considers; is this her chance for freedom?


CHF 15'000 for postproduction fiction

Festivals and Awards

Tokyo 2022, section Asian Future

World Sales

Aniden Film

Distribution Switzerland

available for distribution at visions sud est

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