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Archived: Ghosts - Hayaletler (2020)

director: Azra Deniz Okyay

composer: Ekin Uzeltuzenci
With: Emrah Ozdemir, Nalan Kuruçim, Beril Kayar, a.o.

duration: 90 minutes
Drama, Political

Official Selection - In Competition
Film Fest Gent - Ghosts

"Ghosts is the feature debut of director Azra Deniz Okyay, telling the story of a single day in Istanbul from the perspectives of four very different characters. As well as the individual stories of these characters, Ghosts also uses the backdrop of Istanbul as a means of exploring a number of important socio-political themes. It's a very multi-faceted and complex story, and while the film has a lot of narrative balls to juggle it does so masterfully, giving each arc and topic the space they need to breathe while ensuring the story remains dynamic. (...) A very ambitious film delivering a smart and vibrant story that challenges its audience as much as it entertains." - The Upcoming


director: Azra Deniz Okyay
composer: Ekin Uzeltuzenci
producer: Dilek Aydin
screenplay: Azra Deniz Okyay
Editor: Ayris Alptekin
Cinematography: Baris Özbiçer
sound: Erman Abaza

production company: Heimatlos Films

More info

dialogue: Turkish
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
Country: Turkey - France - Qatar
year: 2020


AZRA DENIZ OKYAY: Little Black Fishes (2013, short), Sulukule, mon amour (2016, short), Ghosts (2020)

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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