The Lone Face of Istanbul
The Lone Face of Istanbul is a series of four short films shot by Ghayyan Al Amine for Shortfuse Film. Described as an 'art documentary on Istanbul', I like these alternative style of city postcards, if I may call them that.
I do, however, feel some parts in this series feels quite loose and wish there was a tighter edit. But maybe the aim of the filmmaker is to share the fleeting and random moments of the city with us.
Enjoy this mini trip to Istanbul.
Part 1 - Twilight of the Icons
Istanbul, a city where the faces and specters of Genghis Khan, Jesus, Ataturk, Islam and mystic Sufism, and estranged modern man collide. Special appearance by Mulatu Astatke.
Part 2 - Streets and Backalleys
Istanbul entrances and takes you on journeys through its faces and places, then suddenly you wake up inside reality and take a look around, stone cold statues and ghosts watch as you walk into the next trance.