Dead Horse Nebula
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    Dead Horse Nebula

    Directed by

    Turkey

    2018

    73 min

    • Turkish

    Drama

    When Hay was seven years old, he found a dead horse in an open field and watched his father and other adults struggle to get rid of it. Unsure of this memory, he is nonetheless very influenced by this incident and, when he cuts himself during a sacrificial rite, everything comes flashing back. Step by step, Hay goes down an inevitable and spiritual path where he confronts the relationship between human and nature, the unity of matter and the living.

    Awards

    • Best Upcoming Director - Locarno Festival

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Barış Bilgi
    Ali Beyazit
    Ömer Bora
    Serkan Aydın
    Dilara Topuklular
    Hasan Türker
    Mümin Süren
    Screenplay
    Tarık Aktaş
    Cinematography
    Necmettin Akdeniz
    Editing
    Osman Bayraktaroğlu
    Production
    HAY FILM

    Press

    Dead Horse Nebula amazes with its grandiose yet simple imagery, which are both direct and metaphorical.

    Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa

    Tarik Aktaş

    Tarik Aktaş

    Turkey

    Tarık Aktaş has made several shorts and video arts, including award winning shorts, BROTHEL OF SUBCONSCIOUS (2006) and A VIDEO OF CIRCUMCISION (2007). DEAD HORSE NEBULA (2018) was his first feature, for which he received the Best Emerging Director award at Locarno. He’s an academic, teaching filmmaking and video art in several universities. He was invited by the Sharjah Art Foundation as a speaker for the panel entitled “The Nature of Things” and also served as a jury member at the Thessaloniki IFF(2019). His latest project KRIEGSAUSGABE is selected at Meetings on the Bridge 2021.

    Selected Filmography