Audience award: 25. Ji.hlava IDFF // Short Joy

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A Year in Exile

Direction
Year
2020
Country
  • Turkey
  • Syria
Runtime
19min
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SHORT JOY // The superfast longitudinal documentary is composed of short takes / impressions filmed over the course of one year, forming a kind of a cycle of audio-visual poems: image is accompanied by the director’s poetic comments and fragments of conversations. The film as a whole reflects the effort to capture the ephemeral experience of an uprooted, forcibly displaced person in their new environment.

„I took videos each and every day for a whole year. I edited them into a sort of video diary, and from them, I was able to make my first short film.“ Malaz Usta

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  • Original Title
    A Year in Exile
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Malaz Usta, Mehmet Öztürk
  • Runtime
    19 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    • Turkey
    • Syria
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White

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