Salt House

Salt House offers an intimate glimpse of my father Alper as he returns to his home and native Cyprus. Having left during the war in 1968, it is through revisiting the island and cooking the dishes from his childhood that he is able to reconnect to his past, and talk openly about memory, identity and migration.

The film fragments across domestic spaces and landscapes, meshing together Alper, his voice and the atmosphere of the island. A personal portrait emerges revealing the emotional effects from the war, with vivid memories, rich landscapes and Cypriot food.


Director: Bella Riza
Cinematography: Sasha Ljubojevic, Ellie King,
Bella Riza

Sound Recordist: Ellie King
Edit: Bella Riza

Sound Editor: Matt Parker
Colourist: Jason R Moffat

© Salt House, 2017