date festival

COMPETITION

European feature films



Ghosts

Hayaletler

Azra Deniz Okyay
2020 - Turkey / France / Qatar - 1h30

In Istanbul, on the verge of a country-wide power surge, four characters come across in a neighborhood undergoing the process of gentrification for the “New Turkey”: a mother whose son is in prison, a young female dancer, a feminist artist, and a cunning middle man. Their stories intertwine during a drug deal, offering a roaring tale of the contemporary generation.
Azra Deniz Okyay
Born in Istanbul, Azra Deniz Okyay started photography at the age of 12, and
became an assistant at 14 of the photographer Dora Gunel. After finishing high school in Lycee Francais Pierre Loti of Istanbul, she moved to Paris to study Cinema at Sorbonne Nouvelle University where she had her Bachelor's and Master's. She worked in Michel Gondry's Partizan Production company. She returned to Turkey in 2010 and became the first female director at Depo, an advertising production company in Istanbul. She made various shorts and music videos. Her works on Video-Arts were selected in international exhibitions and galleries.
CAST AND CREW


Cast : Nalan Kuruçim, Dilayda Güneş, Beril Kayar, Emrah Özdemir
Screenplay : Azra Deniz Okyay
Cinematography : Barış Özbiçer
Editing : Ayris Alptekin
Music originale : Ekin Fil

Production : Heimatlos Films, MPM Film

International sales : MPM Premium