Still from "Distant Constellation"
Alum Shevaun Mizrahi's new documentary and first feature film, Distant Constellation, will premiere at the Metrograph in NYC this Friday, November 2nd, before expanding to other cities in the US next week. The film was produced by two alums, Deniz Buga and Shelly Grizim. Grizim also co-edited the doc. Grizim and Mizrahi will be doing several Q&A's at the Metrograph this week.
Distant Constellation takes place in an Istanbul retirement home, drifting dreamily between encounters with residents who, observed, reveal themselves and their stories for the camera, discussing distant sexual conquests, artistic pursuits put an end to by dimmed sight, and inescapable memories of the Armenian genocide.
The documentary screened at Locarno Film Festival (winning Special Jury Mention Award), the Viennale (winning the FIPRESCI Critics Prize), Seville (winning the best non-fiction Award), Jeonju (winning Best Picture Prize), IDFA (screening in "Best of Fests"), and was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and included on Film Comment's Best Undistributed Films of 2017. Mizrahi was awarded the 2018 Guggenheim fellowship for her work on the film.
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