Cervel-i Istanbul

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Cervel-i Istanbul

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12:33 min

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With its 5.000 years history, Istanbul is one of the most mystical cities in the world. For instance, you can see an old fountain that is ‘protected’ in accordance with the potentials but lacks any cultural and historical explanation in an ordinary street of Besiktas. It is possible to observe undefined and unexplained history almost in everywhere in Istanbul. It does not matter whether this is done ignorantly or intentionally, Istanbul is presented to people in an undefined way. It is inevitable to find mystical stories and myths in a city where the cultural and historical heritage is blended in such an intense way. The main reason behind this mockumentary is raising the consciousness of the audience concerning the cultural identity of the city through making them question the reality of the fictional documentary.

Director's short bio

Born in İzmir, 1989. Graduated from Bogazici University Philosophy Department. During her undergradute program she completed a film certificate program given by Bogazici University, Western Language and Literature department. In the meantime, she attended short film production and photography workshops. She writes cinema and philosophy articles in several Turkish magazines. Now, she is making her MA in Bogazici University Philosophy department. Working as an assistant in Meetings on the Bridge, industry section of Istanbul Film Festival. She is the co-founder of Ehemm production and working as producer and project consultant. Currently, she is developing a feature film project named Baydara with the script consultant Giovanni Robbiano from MFI and director Can Eren. With the project she attended Film TEEP Film Training Program in Romania, Mannheim Meeting Place and When East Meets West Co-production market. Recently she is selected and attended to 20.Sarajevo Talents Producers program.

Film Participations Awards

International Golden Safran Documentary Film Festival 2013 – Finalist and screening
7th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival 2013 – Finalist and screening
1st International Bogazici Film Festival 2013 – Finalist and screening – Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Special Prize
64th International Berlin Film Festival 2014 – Turkish stand

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Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound Format: Stereo


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