For The Blinds

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    For The Blinds

    Körler-Jaluziler İçin

    Directed by

    Turkey

    2017

    94 min

    • French
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Japanese
    • Turkish

    Experimental, Fantasy, Sci-fi

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    The stories in the film take place in parallel realities where people live only for a very limited time as one character. The memories of the people are erased periodically and replaced with new ones. Adjustments are made on the details of the new memories so that everybody remembers themselves as if they have always been living as that character for their entire life. Seintn’s memories can not be entirely deleted therefore he suffers from multiple personality syndrome and he has no other way but to live with the bits and pieces of the memories of other people. This film has a unique place in the history of Turkish cinema because it is the first internationally awarded, feature length Turkish science-fiction film, that is not a comedy, a cult film, an animation or a re-make.

    Awards

    • Special Mention Jury Award - Indian Cine Festival, Mumbai

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Ozan Adam
    Cinematography
    Ozan Adam
    Editing
    Ozan Adam
    Music
    Helene Breschand
    Production
    OZAN ADAM

    Press

    “For The Blinds” runs on with its “experimental-guerilla, transplanted memory science-fiction” pattern within a Cold War atmosphere. So that it turns into one of the milestones of our national science-fiction history, with its independent soul.

    Kerem Akça

    Ozan Adam

    Ozan Adam

    Turkey

    Ozan Adam studied art and cinema at Bard College, attended The New School University for his MA. He worked as an independent artist and as a professional in film production, advertising, commercials, media, stage construction and design industries in New York. His body of diverse artwork consists of text; design, illustration, painting, sculpture, animation, film, video and installations which have been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions around the world at many prestigious international exhibitions, biennials, museums, galleries and festivals around the world.
    His film “Zymotic-Amaurosis” was awarded with the Special Jury Award in the 14th International Ankara Film Festival and another film of his titled “The Two Names of A Testimony About The Execution of A Happening and A Suitcase Full of Broken Records“ was awarded as the Best Experimental Film in the 17th International Ankara Film Festival. He taught many courses and gave numerous lectures at many universities and has been invited by universities and institutions such as Middle Eastern Technical University, Bosphorus University, The Netherlands Institute of Higher Education, Aksanat Art Foundation and The Bauhaus Foundation in Germany for workshops, conferences and seminars. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at universities as a full time professor and supervised projects in Istanbul since 2001. He directed commercials, advertisement campaigns and music videos. He has also served as a jury member for universities and the award juries of film festivals. Many of his artworks and films have been selected, awarded and presented by internationally acclaimed festivals, galleries and museums.
    His films have been presented in Martin Gropius-Bau Museum Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Louvre Museum and Pompidou Art Center in Paris, National Centre for Visual Arts, Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid and Istanbul Modern Museum in Istanbul. His artworks have been exhibited at many international solo and collective exhibitions around the world.
    His feature film "For The Blinds" won the Special Jury Award at the Indian Cine Festival in Mumbai and it received excellent reviews. As the director of the first internationally awarded Turkish science fiction feature film that is not a comedy, an animation, a cult film or a remake he marks his place in the history of Turkish Cinema.