Turkish-American documentary filmmaker Shevaun Mizrahi'sfilm,“Distant Constellation”, was showcased at the !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival, which wrapped up its 17th edition on March 4, Al-Monitor says.
The elegiac “Distant Constellation,” by Independent Spirit Award nominee Mizrahi, is a faded portrait of a multicultural nursing home that is slowly enveloped by high-rises amid the building boom that has transformed Istanbul.
A blind photographer and a romancing Francophone piano player are among Mizrahi’s subjects in the polyglot film.
!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival is the main showcase for independent film in Turkey, with additional screenings having been organized in Ankara and Izmir. It drew 80,000 viewers to 110 films, including 15,000 people who watched digital broadcasts in 33 cities across Turkey and the region.