Turkish writer/director Ceylan Özgün Özçelik’s debut feature INFLAME is ready to have its North American premiere at South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on March 12. The film had its world premiere last February at the 67th International Berlin Film Festival to an enthusiastic crowd. With two days for SXSW to kick off, the American poster & teaser for the film have been released.
The SXSW poster of INFLAME was designed by Dilde Mahalli and the SXSW teaser of INFLAME was edited by Selda Taşkın.
INFLAME will be screened in the Global section of SXSW, which features a diverse selection of international filmmaking talent with innovative narratives. Following its premiere on March 12, the film has two additional screenings on March 14 and 16.
We forget everything, except for our nightmares! The news channel employee Hasret had 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, rather horrific way.
The film was produced by Istanbul Film Production (IFP), along with Armağan Lale (Filmada) and Ceylan Özgün Özçelik (EHY Film) as co-producers. INFLAME was supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culutre. It was selected to Istanbul Sundance Screenwriters Lab, was the runner-up in New Directors FEST Pitching Forum and won the Meetings on the Bridge - Work in Progress Anadolu Efes Award as part of Istanbul Film Festival.