A Woman Escapes (2022)

Running time: 80:35
Format: 3D + 16mm + 4K Video

Co-directed with Sofia Bohdanowicz and Burak Çevik.
Starring Deragh Campbell as Audrey Benac.
Original score by Sarah Davachi.

Press kit

Audrey Benac lives alone in Paris after having moved there to tend to the home of her recently deceased friend, Juliane. Moving through the days without any clear motivation or sense of purpose, she tries to re-establish her footing in the world by beginning video correspondences with two filmmakers — Burak, who lives in Istanbul, and Blake, who lives in Toronto. This exchange of words and footage initiates a healing process, but the nature of the interaction is not what it seems.

Winner: Special Mention, FIDMarseille CNAP Competition, July 2022
Winner: Estudios Churubusco First Cut Award, FICUNAM, Catapulta Primer Corte Lab, March 2021



Container: Brisbane Film Society – Brisbane, Australia
Departures Competition – Indie Memphis, Memphis, TN
Feature Film Competition – FICValdivia, Valdivia, Chile
New Visions – Doclisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Les Nouveaux Alchimistes Competition – Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, QC
National Feature Film Competition – Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey
Nuevo Horizonte Competition – Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Panorama – Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC
International Feature Film Competition – Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
International Feature Dox Competition – DokuFest, Prizren, Kosovo
International Competition – FIDMarseille, Marseille, France