The Act of Devouring

A Film by Emir Ziyalar

Synopsis

Blažej is a troubled man working for Gestapo in 1940’s Czechoslovakia. He is tasked to translate and oversee Nazi documents, especially the ones dealing with public announcements and executions. Repeating this task over and over again fills him with guilt. That guilt embodies itself in a grotesque sculpture he creates. Over time, he starts to fail his tasks and delve into the creation of the sculpture instead. As the Gestapo gets suspicious about his behavior, the fear of his secret being discovered becomes unbearable.

Director

  • Picture of Emir Ziyalar © Emir Ziyalar

    Emir Ziyalar

    Born in 1993, in Istanbul, Emir Ziyalar is a filmmaker and photographer based in Prague. He is a graduate of Visual Communication Design at Istanbul Bilgi University. He is doing MFA on Directing at Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU).

Awards + Festivals

  • 5th SANTA CRUZ INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rio Gallegos, Argentina)April 19, 2019
  • 1st DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)June 7, 2019
  • 3rd FESTIVAL DE PORTOVIEJO (Official Selection, Portoviejo, Ecuador)June 13, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Short List, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 14th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 17, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Emir Ziyalar
Screenplay
Emir Ziyalar
Producer
FAMU International, Emir Ziyalar
Director of Photography
Murat Emkuzhev
Art Direction
Camila Vieira
Costume Design
Judita Mejstríková
Sound
Juras Karaka
Editor
Emir Ziyalar
Sound Design
Can Kuman
Music
Can Kuman

Cast

Blažej
Zdenek Rumpík
Kriminalkommissar Geier
Andreas Berg
Kriminalassistent
Martin Drozd
Neighbour
Karel Seidl
Neighbour's Wife
Iva Šindelková
Art Supplier
Jakub Svoboda

Details

Running Time
24:00 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

FAMU International
Smetanovo nábřeží 2
11665 Prague, Czech Republik

famu.international@famu.cz
http://www.international.famu.cz

DIRECTOR

Emir Ziyalar

emirziyalar@hotmail.com