Dreams of Lost Time

Documentary and Short Film Competition

SHORT FILMS

-- In Competition -

THE DREAMS OF LOST TIME

(Kayip Zaman Dusleri)


Thursday, December 4, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Short / 2007 / 15 min / Turkey-Iran
In Persian with English subtitles
Written and directed by Faysal Soysal
Cast: Raya Nasiri, Saba Raisiyan, Saddike Kiyanfar


Synopsis

A person who wants to return to first instance and to get rid of the memories, tries to stop the time. She goes to her past to find her childhood and youth by going from a dream to another. In this travel some times she lives with her daughter and sometime her mother. At the end of her lost time dream when she is near to dead, it is revealed that the daughter and the mother who she had lived in memoirs with them are herself.


Festivals and Awards

9th Marmara University Film Festival, Turkey (2007): Best Film, The Best Cinematography
Bursa Ipekyolu Film Festival, Turkey (2007): non-competition section
Istanbul 19th International Film Festival, Turkey (2007): Best Film
Tahran International Film Festival, Iran (2007): Honor Prize

International San Francisco Short Film Festival, USA (2008)
Noussa International Film Festival, Greece (2008)
Open Cinema, St. Petersburg, Russia (2008)
Rome Mediterranian Film Festival, Italy (2008)
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Germany (2008)
13th Turkey-Germany Film Festival, Germany (2008)
15th International Altin Koza Film Festival, Turkey (2008)
Clermont Film Market, France (2008)
Cyprus International Film Festival, Cyprus (2008)
48th Brno 16 International Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (2007)
5th Mediterranean Film Festival, Morocco (2007)
9th Marmara University Film Festival, Turkey (2007)
Art Experience 2003, The Netherlands (2007)
Tahran International Film Festival, Iran (2007)
Portobello Film Festival, London, England (2007)
Cinema de Kurde, London, England (2007)
Cinema de Kurde, Paris, France (2007)
Milano Film Festival, Italy (2007)
New York Turkish Film Festival, USA (2007)
Europain Film Festival
Bodrum Film Festival, Turkey (2007)
Bursa Ipekyolu Film Festival, Turkey (2007)
Festival on Wheels, Turkey (2007)
Istanbul 19th International Film Festival, Turkey (2007)
Kisaca Film Festival, Turkey (2007)
Pam Environmental Films Festival, Turkey ( 2007)
Selcuk University Film Festival, Turkey (2007)

FAYSAL SOYSAL

Faysal SoysalHe was born in 1979 Batman, Turkey. He has a poetry book published in Turkish. He studied on Modern Turkish Poetry and Iranian Cinema and his poems and articles are published in different magazines. He has a Masters Degree on Cinema from Tehran Art University, Iran and another Masters Degree on Modern Turkish Literature from Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Turkey. Now, he lives in Istanbul.

Filmography
What Time it is? (2008, short, 15 min)
Mizansen (2008, short 3 min)
Dreams of Lost Time (2007, short, 15 min)
The Day I Became My Mother (2006, short, 11' 30"; Baku Audio Visual Film Festival, Azerbaijan: Special 525 Qazete prize)
Ithaka (2005, short, 15 min)