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GHOSTS

2020 / 86 ’ / Color / Turkey France

Director:  Azra Deniz Okyay

Screenplay: Azra Deniz Okyay, Ali Eren Sayar

Music : Ekin Uzeltuzenci

Cinematography: Baris Özbiçer

Art director : Erdinc Akturk

Editing : Ayris Alptekin

Cast : Nalan Kuruçim, Dilayda Güneş, Beril Kayar, Emrah Özdemir, Ahmet Turan

Producer : Dilek Aydin

Production:  Heimatlos Film

Summary

A look at the urban transformation of Istanbul centering on four different characters in a single day.

Director

Azra Deniz Okyay was born the daughter of an architect and an urban planner in 1983 in Istanbul.

After studying at the Lycée Français in Istanbul, she continued her education studying film at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, while taking sociology classes at the same time.

She returned to live in Turkey in 2010, and became the first female film director at Depofilm, a production company specialised in advertising. Back in the country where she was born, she continued her film ambitions between making clips, short films and her first feature-length film, Ghosts, presented in 2020 at the Venice Film Festival.