Invisible to the Eye
Original title: "Ah Gözel İstanbul"
Zeynep Dadak holds a PhD from the Cinema Studies Department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Co-written and directed with her long time collaborator Merve Kayan, her debut feature film Mavi Dalga (The Blue Wave, 2013) had its international premiere at 64th Berlin Film Festival. Including the short film Bu Sahilde (On the Coast, 2010), her films were screened at prestigious film festivals such as Rotterdam, Sheffield, San Francisco and Jeonju, winning several awards both in and outside Turkey.
Aykut Sezgi Mengi, Umay Anadolu Kaboğlu, Hasan Arslangiray , Elif İlhan
Color: colored, Running time: 87, Format: DCP, Countries: TR, DE, Languages: TR
Fenafilm, Elemag Pictures
Special Mention (İstanbul Film Festival)
Tanja Georgiva-Waldhauer , Aslı Dadak, Pınar Bağcı
DokuFest, 57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, 39th Istanbul Film Festival
The same route after three and a half centuries… An essay film following the footsteps of the Ottoman-Armenian traveler Eremya Komurciyan into the cosmopolitan Istanbul of the 17th Century. Borrowing Komurciyan’s timeless cine-eye, we delve into contemporary Istanbul through the remains of his route.