A man receives a fatal diagnosis. He will die before his daughter is born. So he tries to record a tape for her and asks himself if it is even possible to preserve something beyond one’s own death. What will remain of him? Disappointments? Sins? Wounds? Ideals? The sounds of the waves on the Black Sea, the zombie films of the 80s, rented from a West-Berlin video shop, the mood in a country after a military coup. How is someone supposed to talk about himself when all he wants is to forget the dark sides of his past just like the country he grew up in: Turkey. He doesn’t have the words, so he sings the songs that shaped his life and tells of repressed truths that haunt him, of a country that he loves and hates.
World Premiere 26/May 2023
Part of 6. Berliner Herbstsalon GEZİ – TEN YEARS AFTER. Ein Prolog im Frühling
Photo: Esra Rotthoff