Meray who left north Cyprus due to domestic and political barriers after the conflict in Cyprus, returns home from Scotland to heal her difficult relationship with her Turkish Cypriot father Mustafa.
As a family from a politically and physically divided island, Meray and her father developed extremely opposite views to each other. She travels from Scotland back to her childhood home – to the garden where once she had nightmares of the conflict. Now it’s blossoming with fruit trees that her father grows, acting as the conversation’s middle ground for the deeper problems of the relationship.
As the debates about power dynamics in the house and on the island grow parallel, she needs to understand his father’s experiences and find the courage to tell him that she always sought his validation. Meray felt oppressed by her father and the state in north Cyprus and finally wants to express herself within her family and the Cyprus that she once escaped.
WORLD PREMIERE – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2023
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