Ghosts of Istanbul


Ghosts of Istanbul

Azra Deniz Okyay’s stunning and highly acclaimed debut film that travels the exhilarating streets of Istanbul to witness its urban transformation. The film has been well received by critics and with a great festival run, winning the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at La Biennale di Venezia.


In Istanbul, on the verge of a countrywide power surge, four characters cross paths in a neighborhood undergoing gentrification for the “New Turkey”: a mother whose son is in prison, a young dancer, a feminist artist and a shrewd middleman. Their stories intertwine during a drug deal, offering a harrowing account of contemporary Turkey.

Available on Filmin, Amazon Prime Video and Mubi. 


Technical Info

Title Ghosts
Direction and screenplay: Azra Deniz Okyay
Cast: Dilayda Günes, Beril Kayar,  Nalan Kuruçim, Emrah Ozdemir
Genre: Drama social, Cine político
Duration: 90 min.
Age rating: Not recommended for children under 12 years of age.