61st TIFF: Greek premiere

In the near future, Turkey is suffering an inexplicable nationwide power outage that spurs violence and riots. Four individuals, like drifting ghosts, mirror the multiple aspects of a disoriented country on the verge of a flare-up. Flashing back and forth in time, often replaying scenes from a different perspective, this engaging puzzle outlines a series of vast contrasts and contradictions–a portrait of a society plunged into darkness.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Azra Deniz Okyay
Script: Azra Deniz Okyay
Cinematography: Barış Özbiçer
Editing: Ayris Alptekin
Music: Ekin Fil
Actors: Nalan Kuruçim, Dilayda Güneş, Beril Kayar, Emrah Özdemir
Production: Heimatlos Films
Producers: Dilek Aydın
Co-production: MPM Premium
Co-producers: Marie-Pierre Macia, Claire Gadéa
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Turkey, France, Qatar
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 87΄
Distribution in Greece: StraDa Films
Contact: MPM Premium Natsuki Lambert
Awards/Distinctions: International Critics' Week Award – Venice FF 2020

Azra Deniz Okyay

Born in Istanbul, Azra Deniz Okyay started photography at the age of 12. After finishing the French high-school of “Pierre Loti,” she moved to Paris to study Cinema at Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, where she had her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She went on to work in Michel Gondry’s Partizan Production company. She returned to Turkey in 2010 and became the first female director at Depo, an advertising production company in Istanbul. She made various shorts and music videos. Her first feature-length film, Ghosts, was presented in 2020, at the Venice Film Festival.


2013 Little Black Fishes (short)
2016 Suluku Le Mon Amour (short doc)
2020 Ghosts