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premiere: 2019 Locarno Film Festival - Pardi di Domani / Pardino d'Oro, Best International Short Film
A coming storm after dog days dawns during a sudden road trip to a distant island for a funeral. The dead is buried in haste and a man makes a detour through Aegean Turkey. The funeral is eclipsed by a last wish. The wind blows ashes where it pleases.
2019 | 1.77:1 | 16mm | 25fps | Color | 5.1 | Turkish, English Subtitles | 20'
Enes Yurdaün, Seren Şirince, Ariya Toprak, Sencar Sağdıç ve Nur Sürer, Ercan Kesal
Director & Editor: Arda Çiltepe
Scriptwriters: Arda Çiltepe & Julia Tielke
Producers: Alara Hamamcıoğlu (Vigo Film), Öykü Canlı (Yumurta Yapım)
Co-Producer: HFBK Hamburg
Director of Photography: Julia Tielke
Colorist: Nils Petersen
Sound Designer & Mix: Postbıyık
Sound Recordist: Enis Danabaş
Art Director: İdris Kaan Akbay
Assistant Director: Ozan Yoleri
Gaffer: Yusuf Elbaşı
Focus Puller: Elisa Juri
Second Assistant Director: Aslı Özoğuz
Production Coordinators: Sergen Dilmen, Dilara Çatak
Boom Operator: Berkay Sarıtaş
Creative Consultant: Gürcan Keltek
2019: Locarno Film Festival / Pardino d’oro for The Best International Short Film, Sarajevo Film Festival - International Competition, Reykjavik Film Festival - International Competition, Seville European Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Uppsala International Short Film Festival/ EFA Shorts, Interfilm Short Film festival / EFA Shorts, Ayvalık Film Festival, Bosphorus Film Festival - National Competition, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival - National Competition, Passaggi d’autore / Competition, Glasgow Short Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Festival del Cinema Europeo / EFA Shorts, Norwegian Short Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Auteur Film Festival - Competition
2020: İstanbul Film Festivali / Best Short Film, Minimalen Short Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Vilnius International Film Festival / International Short Competition, Tampere Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Portland Film Festival, New Directors / New Films at Lincoln Center, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival / Winners of Other Festivals, VIS Vienna Shorts Festival / EFA Shorts, OFF – Odense International Film Festival (Denmark) / EFA Shorts, Curtas Vila do Conde (Portugal) / EFA Shorts, Dokufest / EFA Shorts, Braunschweig International Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Film Front International Short Film Festival / Short Film Competition, Sharjah Film Festival, İzmir Short Film Festival / National Competition, L'Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona / National Short Film Competition
About the Director
Before graduating from Economics at Boğaziçi University, he worked as a translator for several major publishing houses in Turkey. He co-produced Meteors (dir. Gürcan Keltek, 2017, Locarno Festival’s Filmmakers of the Present) and Gulyabani (dir. Gürcan Keltek, 2018, Locarno Festival’s Signs of Life). He produced The Pillar of Salt (dir. Burak Çevik, 2018, Berlinale Forum). Besides studying master’s degree in film at Hamburg Fine Arts University, he is the producer of Gürcan Keltek’s next feature project-in-development New Dawn Fades and the co-producer of Semih Gülen and Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun’s debut project-in-development Athlete.
Phases of Matter
premiere: 2020 Rotterdam Film Festival - Bright Future Main Programme
Taking place at Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Phases of Matter focuses on the doctor who calls the hospital their home, the daily lives of the nurse and personnel, the endless hallways of the hospital, and the faded-colored buildings, the electrical power supply that runs on gossip, and the humour that diligently tries to lighten up death. The film aims to understand life at the hospital by wandering around the doctor’s office, the operation room, the countless other corners where the healthy wouldn’t care to go. ıt observes the talent of the personnel to deal with anything that takes place under this roof, the resistance and the fragility of the body, and the broken country right outside.