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Daddy's girl

Melisa Üneri
Screening time  
23.02. / Tuesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 3  
This is a story about rebellion, growing up and letting go.

Daddy's Girl is a tragicomic breaking-up story between a Turkish father, Cengiz, living in Finland, and his half-Finnish daughter, Melisa. Their symbiotic relationship begins to deteriorate when Melisa moves to Turkey to start a life of her own. Cengiz’s inability to deal with Melisa breaking free starts a chain of events where Melisa cuts her father off and Cengiz – after years of deliberately avoiding Turkey and his dominating mother – travels to Istanbul to meet Melisa, and is thus forced to face his mother and Melisa’s Turkish boyfriend. This is a story about rebellion, growing up and letting go.


Melisa Üneri

Melisa Üneri was born in 1985 and raised in Oulu, Finland. After moving to her father's homeland, Melisa has been working in Turkish production companies, and developing her first creative documentary Daddy’s Girl. Melisa received her MA degree in Dramaturgy and Feature Film Development in 2008 from Exeter University, UK.

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Isän tyttö

2015, 52'

Directed by:
Melisa Üneri

Screenplay by:
Melisa Üneri

Melisa Üneri

Edited by:
Mesut Ulutas

Mika Ronkainen

Produced by:
Klaffi Productions

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2015, DOK Leipzig 2015, Docpoint Encounters 2015