A small film crew arrives in Istanbul from Germany commissioned to make a film about the city for a small TV channel. One day, in the cutting room, the director notices that some shapes and figures are there which he had not seen on the actual day of filming–it seems that his camera had picked up the presence of ghosts. Obsessed, the director passes through this journey from daylight to darkness, from the living city to the city of the past, many aspects of life in Istanbul are touched upon: the destruction and renovation of old neighbourhoods, immigrant workers, resistance to the government, the many diverse religions and communities living in the city, the peculiarly melancholy essence of Istanbul. Yearning will be making its Turkey premiere at Filmekimi with the attendance of its crew.

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