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Merza is a woman who served time for a while due to her sickly mistakes in the past. She wants to redeem herself and find her place in the society but her psyche gets in the way occasionally. Here we witness her voyage towards good while trying to leave past behind, her conflicts with her past and her struggle to redeem her evil soul.

  • Selahaddin Şenkal
    Exit Permit, Sound of Faces
  • Selahaddin Şenkal
    Exit Permit, Sound of Faces
  • Selahaddin Şenkal
    Exit Permit, Sound of Faces
  • Yasemin Ünsever
    Key Cast
  • Ömer Baysal
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Fiction
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    70 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Kocaeli University
  • First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions
    Iver, Buckinghamshire
    United States
    August 23, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Offical Selection
  • Crossroads International Short Film Festival
    Uskudar, istanbul
    October 1, 2021
  • London International Monthly Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    January 22, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • Accord Cine Fest
    Online Festival
    November 10, 2021
    Honorable Mention Award
Director Biography - Selahaddin Şenkal

I was born in Ankara. I completed my primary and high school education in Ankara. I studied foreign trade and finance for 3 years at Afyon Kocatepe University. I left my education halfway and graduated from Kocaeli University, radio, TV and cinema department. I also shoot short films and work on other video projects. Wedding photography and wedding clips etc.

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Director Statement

The main reason for making this film is to witness the inner journey of a woman suffering from guilt with surreal dynamics, show her desire for redemption up close when she was released from prison although she paid her dues in the eyes of law and show the audience the struggle of someone who was away for a long time from society trying to belong and find her place. In the film, it was aimed to make the audience a person who secretly watches the character Merza and share her feelings.