Turkey 2017 94 min original version with German and English subtitles
by Ceylan Özgün Özçelik
Script: Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, DoP: Radek Ładczuk, Editor: Ahmet Can Çakırca, Production: Istanbul Film Production, Producers: Adnan M. Sapçı, Emre Oskay, Sadık Ekinci, Cast: Algı Eke, Özgür Çevik, Kadir Çermik, Boncuk Yılmaz, Selen Uçer
“There is a shopping mall in Istiklal Street, which was built recently, fracturing both the fabric of Taksim and our memories. I felt so scared when I realized that I couldn’t recall what stood there before. I asked many friends the same question: What used to stand where the shopping mall is now? The result was frightening! None of them could remember. We do forget, indeed. What are the limits of oblivion? Forgetting massacres? INFLAME is a psychological thriller, based on collective memory, and its sphere of influence tells its tale through a nightmare. Tracks a news channel employee who lives in an uncanny country, where reality and hallucinations bounce off of each other. Tracks a woman, who seeks her past in her own memory.” (Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, director)
Ceylan Özgün Özçeli, born in Rize/Turkey in 1980, studied law at Marmara University in Istanbul but never practiced as a lawyer. After working as a writer for television and a DJ at a radio station, she started to produce, write and host a TV show about cinema called “En Heyecanlı Yeri” in 2003, which ran for almost ten years. She has also written film reviews for online and print media. Her short films have screened at various international festivals. INFLAME [KAYG] is her feature film debut.