Distant Constellation

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Manai, gyvenimas yra sapnas? Tai ne sapnas. Tai iliuzija.

This haunted 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 pianist performs a composition before confessing his love. In a Tarkovskian dream-like landscape, pranksters, artists and old casanovas seduce us to confront the true nature of time.

Festivals: 

Locarno International Film Festival – „Filmmakers of the Present“, Special Mention

Shevaun Mizrahi

Shevaun Mizrahi received her Bachelor in cognitive neuroscience and English literature at the University of Pennsylvania, and went on to get her Master of fine arts at the Graduate Film Program at New York University. She worked as an assistant to cinematographer Ed Lachman. "Distant Constellation" is her first documentary feature.