Turkey / United States / Netherlands 2017, 82 min, English, French and Turkish, Hebrew & English subtitles
Outside the windows of this Turkish retirement home, a futuristic building under construction lights up the sky like a space invader from another story. Inside, time moves differently and takes on a whole new meaning. Some of the elderly residents keep reliving the survival stories and sexual escapades that made up their lives. Others go up and down endlessly in an elevator to nowhere.
Director Shevaun Mizrahi listens to this group of lively, eccentric, funny and mischievous elders. The film’s unique aesthetic makes the retirement home seem as if it were on another planet, and the residents’ tales and capable storytelling take us to places far more distant.
Previous Festivals:BFI London, IDFA, Locarno, Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival (Fipresci Prize)
Production: Shelly Grizim, Deniz Buga
Editing: Shelly Grizim, Shevaun Mizrahi
Director/cinematographer Shevaun Mizrahi was selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 Faces of Independent Film" for 2015. She worked as an assistant to cinematographer Ed Lachman (Carol, Wonderstruck) and was also a fellow with Marcie Bloom (Sony Picture Classics). Her first documentary feature Distant Constellation was selected for the IFP Documentary Lab and the IFP Project Forum (New York), the !fdoclab (Istanbul) and the Catapult Rough Cut Retreat (San Francisco).