Home > Film Festival > 13th PLJFF > Films > In Competition extra muros > Distant Constelation Greetings from Free Forests Letters 1 & 2 Momsy Taurunum Boy Wild Relatives The Wolf and the Seven Kids Distant Constelation 1 2 2017 (82’) US, Turkey, Netherlands Director: Shevaun Mizrahi This haunted reverie drops us inside an Istanbul retirement home, where the battle-scarred residents bask in the camera’s attention. A creaky-voiced woman confides her personal account of the Armenian genocide. A sweetly deluded pianist performs a composition before confessing his love. A blind photographer fiddles with his flash as he points his own camera back at us. Shevaun Mizrahi’s playful, immaculately controlled film finds hypnotizing rhythms in the residents’ limbo-like state. Meanwhile, outside, ominous construction equipment transforms the land. FESTIVALS Locarno FF, Switzerland, 2017 –The Jury’s Special Mention Award Viennale, Austria, 2017 – FIPRESCI Prize Festival de Sevilla, Spain, 2017 – Best Film Award Jeonju IFF, South Korea, 2018 – Best Picture Prize DokuFest, Kosovo, 2018 – Best Documentary Award Yerevan FF, Armenia, 2018 – Best Documentary Award IDFA, Netherlands, 2017 – Best of Fests London FF, Great Britain, 2017 – Grierson Award for Best Documentary Nominee Original languages: Turkish, English, French, Armenian, Greek, Kurdish Editors: Shevaun Mizrahi, Shelly Grizim Cinematographer: Shevaun Mizrahi Producers: Shelly Grizim, Deniz Buga Contact: Shevaun Mizrahi E: firstname.lastname@example.org Shelly Grizim E: email@example.com Deniz Buga E: firstname.lastname@example.org Shevaun Mizrahi is a director/cinematographer and was recently awarded with the Guggenheim Fellowship 2018. She worked as an assistant to cinematographer Ed Lachman and was also a fellow with Marcie Bloom (Sony Pictures Classics). This is her first documentary feature. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Shevaun was selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" for 2015.