In the Blind Spot

A German film team is shooting a documentary in northeastern Turkey. In a remote Kurdish village, they witness an elderly woman performing a recurring ritual to keep the memory of her missing son alive. The Kurdish translator of the German crew is also the nanny of Melek, a 7 year-old Turkish girl.  Her father, Zafer, works for a sinister organization and is caught between loyalty to them and fear for his family’s well-being when his daughter appears to be haunted by a mysterious force. The fateful encounter of these people develops a destructive power. 

IN THE BLIND SPOT unravels a complex net of conspiracy, paranoia and generational trauma.

Director: Ayşe Polat

Running time: ‘123

Language: German, Turkish

Subtitles: English

Production: Mehmet Aktaş (mîtosfilm), Ayşe Polat (PunktPunktPunkt Filmproduktion)

Starring: Ahmet Varlı, Çağla Yurga, Nihan Okutucu,
Tudan Ürper, Katja Bürkle

Film year: 2023