‘Final Scenes Of A Departure of Unknown Origin’ Documentary Project

Director: Yusuf Emre Yalçın

Producers: Ezgi Selin Ülkü, Yusuf Emre Yalçın

Production Company: Paspas Film

Turkey, United Kingdom


The director immigrates to a new country, to the United Kingdom, that he has never been to before. He is excited to start a new life but on the other hand he struggles to leave his current life behind because this also means being away from his partner. Leaving his partner and home behind is about to cause him to lose the sense of belonging and safety. In order not to get lost completely during the process, he starts filming a self-portrait. He transforms his moving process to a cinematic journey in which he questions the themes of home, safety, belonging, love and immigration. Highway, airway and the sea, all become a part of the story…

In the beginning of the journey, he finds himself being stuck in lockdown in a friend’s house in London due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, questioning his decision of immigration. Then the film makes a journey back to Istanbul where Emre lived for 15 years and from there to Sinop where he was born and raised. Remembering the very last moments of his departure from his known life by this audiovisual diary, he hopes to make sense of his leave. As he finds out new knowledge about himself, he loses some other things in the meantime.