A Woman Escapes (2022)

Running time: 80:35
Native format: 3D-DCP (2K)

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



UK Theatrical Run: February 1-8, in Off-Circuit, Institute of Contemporary Arts – London, UK

Midbo 25 – Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá, Cinemateca de Bogotá – Bogotá, Colombia
Cineastas na Fronteira, V Fronteira – Goiânia, Brazil
Future Lights, Taipei Film Festival – Taipei, Taiwan
US Theatrical Run: June 9–15, Anthology Film Archives – New York City, NY
Official Selection, FILMADRID International Film Festival – Madrid, Spain
wave 5, Prismatic Ground – New York City, NY
Expanded Cinema, Jeonju International Film Festival – Jeonju, South Korea
Panorama, Internationales Frauen Film Fest Dortmund+Köln – Dortmund & Cologne, Germany
TIFF Wavelengths Presents, co–presented with Images Festival, TIFF Cinematheque – Toronto, ON
Best of the Fests, Istanbul Film Festival – Istanbul, Turkey
FIDMarseille in Izmir, Institut français Izmir – Izmir, Turkey
Burak Çevik Film Showcase, Kino ARMATA – Pristina, Kosovo

Puertos, Cámara Lúcida – Cuenca, Ecuador
Altered States, Mar del Plata International Film Festival – Mar del Plata, Argentina
Departures Competition, Indie Memphis – Memphis, TN
Container: Brisbane Film Society – Brisbane, Australia
New Visions, Doclisboa – Lisbon, Portugal
Competencia Internacional, Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine – Lima, Peru
Les Nouveaux Alchimistes Competition, Festival du nouveau cinéma – Montreal, QC
Competencia Largometraje, FICValdivia – Valdivia, Chile
National Feature Film Competition, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Antalya, Turkey
Nuevo Horizonte Competition, Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival – 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 – France

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