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Inflame (Kaygı)

Directed by Ceylan Özgün Özçelik

  • Turkey 2017; 94 min
  • Original version: Turkish
  • Genre: Thriller
    • LUNA Gamechanger Award - SXSW

  • From the director of 18+ presented at Meetings on the Bridge


Her nightmare is reality and reality is a total nightmare.

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?

Director's Statement

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. 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.




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