Bitter Sweet

27/05/2022 - 28/05/2022

Bitter Sweet

Didem Şahin

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Büyülü Fener Kızılay Salon 4, Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi



Bitter Sweet

About the Film

A while after moving from Turkey to Germany in 1963 as a guest worker, Nermin takes her three daughters that she has entrusted to their fathers back with her. Her granddaughter Didem, born to her oldest daughter, is a documentary director born in Dortmund. Finding out that her grandmother is losing her memory, Didem decides to visit her. With camera in hand, she embarks on a train from İstanbul to Germany, as her grandmother and the other immigrants have done. This train journey turns into a journey in time. As the missing pieces come together, a portrait of Nermin in her years as a woman guest worker begins to appear. Living in Stuttgart, Nermin is suffering from Alzheimer’s. Starting out from the director’s personal history, Bitter Sweet presents a subjective approach to the notion of migration.

⚠️ The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the participation of the filmmakers.

  • Producer: Didem Şahin
  • Language: Turkish
  • Subtitles: Turkish, German, English


2021 Malatya International Film Festival – Best Documentary Award
2021 Antalya Film Festival – Special Mention Award