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Selyataği (Floodplain)

Venice Virtual Reality

Director:
Deniz Tortum
Production:
istos film (Anna Maria Aslanoğlu), Institute of Time (Fırat Sezgin)
Running Time:
12’
Language:
Turkish
Country:
Turkey
Main Cast:
Okan Bozkuş, Berk Akman, Turgut Ekinci, Çağdaş Akar, Nihat Can Tinas, Muharrem Balkaya
Screenplay:
Deniz Tortum
Cinematographer:
Deniz Tortum
Editor:
Deniz Tortum
Sound:
Bora Kasırga
Special Effects:
Ergin Şanal, Enes Çağlar
Notes:
Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoğlu

Synopsis

A search party searches for someone lost in a forest, in turn becoming lost themselves within the arboreal zone. A half-civilian, half-police force group evacuates the village and the forest for construction, and seek in turn the seekers. An old tree releases a slumbering spell, overtaking everyone within its reach. Selyatağı is built upon the world of Yuva, the Biennale College Cinema feature film.

Director’s Statement

Selyatağı is set against a man-made environmental crisis and explores our relationships to each other at the end of nature. If we can no longer be what we were, can we really become something new? Can we be a forest, or a stone; can we be a multitude of organisms; can we be nothing? Can we be something that we don’t know we can be yet?

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: istos film
Mumhane Cad 39 Karakoy
34425 – Istanbul, Turkey
Tel. 00905352175210
annamaria@istosfilm.com
http://www.istosfilm.com

PRODUCTION 2: Institute of Time
Asmalımescit Mah. Meşrutiyet Cad. No:27 D:6 Beyoglu
34430 – Istanbul, Turkey
Tel. 90 536 236 47 27
firat@instituteoftime.com
http://www.instituteoftime.com

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