SUDDENLY In Development

Reyhan, a 40-year-old woman who has lost her sense of smell, one day decides to change her life into something new… She vanishes without notice only to find her true self again.

Director Melisa Önel

Screenplay Feride Çiçekoğlu, Melisa Önel

Producers Alara Hamamcıoğlu, Melisa Önel (Aniden Film)


Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism | General Directorate of Cinema

Berlinale | World Cinema Fund

German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund


2020 Istanbul Film Festival | Meetings On the Bridge 

*Genius Park VFX Award* 

2020 Sarajevo Film Festival | Cinelink *Artekino Award*

2019 Torino Film Lab | Script Lab


Filmmaker and photographer. After studying International Relations at Tufts University, Melisa Önel continued her Masters degree in Film Studies at Istanbul Bilgi University. Her photography work has been shown in many international exhibitions. She has collaborated in theater, making video installations, lately in “The  House of Hundred” featured at Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin. She has been writing and directing shorts, feature films and documentaries since 2007, including her debut Seaburners (Berlinale, 2014).

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