Directed by Ferzan Özpetek (2017, 114 min.). Digital. In Turkish with English subtitles.
Orhan once led a wild life as a writer, but after experiencing a traumatic loss, he leaves everything behind and moves to London to become an editor. Many years later, he returns to Istanbul to meet the famous director Deniz Soysal, who is in the city to prepare for his next film and to help his mother move out of the family home, a historic Istanbul mansion that has just been sold. Deniz has written a book about his memories of the city where he was born and raised, and Orhan’s job is to put the finishing touches on the manuscript before it is published. After a lengthy correspondence, they finally meet in Istanbul, but Deniz disappears the next morning. A secret investigation is launched, but everyone worries that Deniz may never return. Meanwhile, Orhan realizes that the life depicted in Deniz’s book is only a glamorized version of reality. It appears that Deniz’s mysterious world was about to unravel right before his disappearance.
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