DEAD HORSE NEBULA
Entrenched in Turkish cinema traditions though entirely its own, Tarik Aktaş’ feature debut DEAD HORSE NEBULA is either a real or imagined childhood memory of adults attempting to remove the body of a dead horse from an open field. What follows is a string of encounters between humans and the natural world — to eat, to labor and to progress — tasks often mediated by large quantities of rope, where the drawn-out, human effort is continually, at times comically, coupled with the threat of bodily endangerment. Winner of the Locarno Film Festival prize for Best Emerging Director, this existential fever dream is a transformative experience, a distillation of the extraordinary suspense of day-to-day existence. – Malin Kan
Born in Germany, Tarık Aktaş lives and works in Istanbul. He has made several short films including BROTHEL OF SUBCONSCIOUS and VIDEO OF CIRCUMCISION. His latest experimental video, BASIRET, is a part of his upcoming multimedia exhibition, “Supersensible.” DEAD HORSE NEBULA is his first feature film.