Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition

PHASES OF MATTER (Maddenin Halleri)

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Phases of Matter follows living and inanimate residents of a teaching hospital in Istanbul, Cerrahpaşa, moving from the operating room to the morgue, between life and other states, the real and the virtual. 


"Had Frederick Wiseman’s “Hospital” (1970) wandered into Lars von Trier’s “The Kingdom” (1994-2022) the unlikely result might have resembled Deniz Tortum’s haunting and hypnotic “Phases of Matter” (2020)" - Peter Keough, Boston Globe


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    71 minutes
  • Country
    Turkey
  • Note
    Documentary
  • Director
    Deniz Tortum
  • Producer
    Anna Maria Aslanoğlu, Öykü Canlı, Aslı Erdem
  • Cinematographer
    Deniz Tortum
  • Editor
    Sercan Sezgin
  • Sound Design
    Ernst Karel, Yalın Özgencil
  • Music
    Alican Çamcı