Scene from the film Distant Constellation
Scene from the film Distant Constellation
Scene from the film Distant Constellation
Scene from the film Distant Constellation

Distant Constellation

  • United States
  • Netherlands
  • Turkey
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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. A blind photographer fiddles with his flash as he points his own camera back at us. Shevaun Mizrahi’s playful, immaculately controlled film finds hypnotizing rhythms in the residents’ limbo-like state. Meanwhile, outside, ominous construction equipment transforms the land.

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  • Original Title
    Distant Constellation
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Shevaun Mizrahi
  • Cinematography
    Shevaun Mizrahi
  • Editing
    Shevaun Mizrahi, Shelly Grizim
  • Sound
    Shevaun Mizrahi, Deniz Buga, Shelly Grizim
  • Runtime
    81 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
    • Netherlands
    • Turkey
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Awards
    • Winner - Locarno Festival 2017, The Jury’s Special Mention Award
    • Winner - Viennale 2017, FIPRESCI Prize
    • Winner - Festival de Sevilla 2017, Best Film Award
    • Winner - Jeonju Intl. Film Festival 2018, Best Picture Prize
    • Winner - DokuFest Kosovo 2018, Best Documentary Award
    • Winner - Yerevan Film Festival 2018, Best Documentary Award
    • Best of Fests - IDFA 2017 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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