by Ceylan Özgün Özçelik

Turkey 2017, 94 min.

The past cannot be edited​

A news channel employee Hasret, has been seeing the same nightmare for quite some time. Through recurring nightmares, a question creeps into her mind: Is it possible that her parents were not killed in a traffic accident twenty years ago but have died in some other, horrific way?



Luna Gamechanger Award for Best Narrative - SXSW 2017
Special Jury Prize and Best Art Director Award - Ankara IFF 2017


World Premiere: Berlinale 2017 - Panorama
North American Premiere: SXSW 2017
International Female FF, Malmö 2017
Istanbul IFF 2017
Off Camera IFF 2017
Ankara IFF 2017
Sopot FF 2017
Eurasia IFF 2017
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2017
Sitges IFFF 2017
Yilmaz Güney Film Days 2017
Arab FF Tuebingen 2017
Sao Paulo IFF 2017
Ithaca International Fantastic FF 2017
MedFilm Festival 2017
Tüpisch Türkisch FF 2017
Black Canvas FF 2017
exground FF 2017
Norrköping FF 2017
SiNEMA German-Turkish Film Days 2017
Tbilisi IFF 2017
Pune IFF 2018
Yashwant IFF 2018
Turkish Film Days Munich 2018
University Cinema Gegenlicht, Oldenburg 2018
Police FF of Liège 2018
National Cinematheque of Denmark, Copenhagen 2018
Casablanca-Settat IFF 2018
Wolf Cinema Berlin 2018
Kaunas IFF 2018
Turkish FF Frankfurt 2018
Guwahati IFF 2018
The Pineapple Underground FF 2019

Cast & Crew

Algi Eke, Özgür Çevik, Kadir Çermik, Boncuk Yilmaz

Production: Istanbul Film Production

Ceylan Özgün Özçelik

Born in Rize, Turkey in 1980.
She studied law at the Marmara University in Istanbul, but never practiced.
After working as a text writer in TV channels and as a DJ in a radio station, started to produce, write and host a TV show on cinema called “En Heyecanlı Yeri / Climax”, which was aired for almost ten years. Add to that she produced and/or wrote four other culture-art TV programmes.
Her movie reviews published on several film magazines, newspapers, festival catalogues and websites.
A book of interviews and media memoirs called "Dikkat Çekim Var! / Silence, we’re rolling!" written by her, published in 2013.
She made short films which were screened in several festivals including Bratislava Art and Festroia. Also edited behind the scenes, cinema award videos, production company trailers and documentaries.
Her debut Kaygı / Inflame has its world premiere in Panorama at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
She is currently developing her second feature which is a dark comedy about
women and violence.

m-appeal Inflame