November 2, 2018
This documentary from a debut feature filmmaker is wise beyond its years, as are its subjects.
A haunting ethereal stillness presides over Distant Constellation, sustaining itself just long enough to be a portrait of remembrance and reflection, longing and ennui. A delicate debut feature by Shevaun Mizrahi, the documentary sets up shop in a Turkish retirement home, coming across several colorful characters who are less props than actual characters with wants and desires. Some wish for romance, some for a friendship, and others to have their stories told before going off into the distance anonymously.