*Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance


Newly married Fikret is a young housewife who often eagerly awaits the homecoming of her husband Halil, a travelling businessman. Living within an apartment beside a highway, tuned in to the specific sound of Halil’s automobile, Fikret is filled with joy every time she hears her husband’s arrival. However, after a departure, days of waiting turns to weeks and months, leading to the realisation that he might not ever return.

Debut filmmakers Ayhan Salar and Erkan Tahhuşoğlu expertly craft a seamless narrative of prolonged waiting, tracking a road towards acceptance and recovery that offers no catharsis. As time moves on, time itself slows down and stretches into a form of timelessness – Verge is a ghostly meditation on life and love, a chamber drama where one grows old with the dead.


  • web-7-verge-directorayhansalarweb-7-verge-directorerkantahhusoglu Ayhan Salar is based in Germany and studied Social and Cultural Sciences, Philosophy and Film at the University of Bremen. He is the founder of Salarfilm, a film production company. Based in Istanbul, Erkan Tahhuşoğlu is an adverstising art director who founded Siyara Film Production. Verge is their debut feature film.
  • Erkan Tahhuşoğlu, Ayhan Salar
  • Erkan Tahhuşoğlu, Ayhan Salar
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