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Distant Constellation

Distant Constellation

This haunted Tarkovskian reverie drops us inside an Istanbul retirement home, where the battle-scarred residents bask in the camera’s attention. A creaky- voiced woman confides her personal account of the Armenian genocide. A sweetly deluded old Casanova still tries to charm and seduce. A blind photographer fiddles with his flash as he points his own camera back at us. This playful, immaculately controlled film finds hypnotizing rhythms in the residents’ limbo-like state. Meanwhile, outside, ominous construction equipment transforms the land.

Festivals and Awards:

Locarno Festival - Special Mention Award, "Filmmakers of the Present", Switzerland, 2017; International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) “Best of Fests” Section, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017; Best Film, New Waves Non-Fiction Award, Sevilla European Film Festival, Spain, 2017; FIPRESCI Award The International Association of Film Critics, The Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Austria, 2017; DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland, 2018; Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden, 2018; !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival in the international competition, Turkey, 2018; JeonJu International Film Festival in the international competition, South Korea, 2018; True/False Film Festival - Work in Progress Screening, Columbia, MO, USA, 2017; BFI London Film Festival - nominated For The Grierson Award, Nominated For The Grierson Award, UK, 2017; Scanorama European Film Forum,  Lithuania, 2017; Oslo Films from the South, Main Competition, Norway, 2017;  Reykjavik Film Festival in the Main Competition, Iceland, 2017.

Director: Shevaun Mizrahi

Producer: Shelly Grizim, Deniz Buga

Production Company: Shelly Grizim, Deniz Buga

Cinematographer: Shevaun Mizrahi

Editor: Shevaun Mizrahi, Shelly Grizim

Soundtrack Editor: Shevaun Mizrahi, Shelly Grizim

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yenni New Film Fund of Turkey, !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival Lab, True/False and Catapult Rough Cut Retreat, Independent Film Project (IFP) Fellowship

Colourist: Shevaun Mizrahi, Yoav Raz

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: אנו הנוסעים בזמן

This haunted Tarkovskian reverie drops us inside an Istanbul retirement home, where the battle-scarred residents bask in the camera’s attention. A creaky- voiced woman confides her personal account of the Armenian genocide. A sweetly deluded old Casanova still tries to charm and seduce. A blind photographer fiddles with his flash as he points his own camera back at us. This playful, immaculately controlled film finds hypnotizing rhythms in the residents’ limbo-like state. Meanwhile, outside, ominous construction equipment transforms the land.

Festivals and Awards:

Locarno Festival - Special Mention Award, "Filmmakers of the Present", Switzerland, 2017; International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) “Best of Fests” Section, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017; Best Film, New Waves Non-Fiction Award, Sevilla European Film Festival, Spain, 2017; FIPRESCI Award The International Association of Film Critics, The Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Austria, 2017; DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland, 2018; Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden, 2018; !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival in the international competition, Turkey, 2018; JeonJu International Film Festival in the international competition, South Korea, 2018; True/False Film Festival - Work in Progress Screening, Columbia, MO, USA, 2017; BFI London Film Festival - nominated For The Grierson Award, Nominated For The Grierson Award, UK, 2017; Scanorama European Film Forum,  Lithuania, 2017; Oslo Films from the South, Main Competition, Norway, 2017;  Reykjavik Film Festival in the Main Competition, Iceland, 2017.

Distant Constellation

Director: Shevaun Mizrahi

Producer: Shelly Grizim, Deniz Buga

Production Company: Shelly Grizim, Deniz Buga

Cinematographer: Shevaun Mizrahi

Editor: Shevaun Mizrahi, Shelly Grizim

Soundtrack Editor: Shevaun Mizrahi, Shelly Grizim

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yenni New Film Fund of Turkey, !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival Lab, True/False and Catapult Rough Cut Retreat, Independent Film Project (IFP) Fellowship

Colourist: Shevaun Mizrahi, Yoav Raz

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: אנו הנוסעים בזמן

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