Phases of Matter follows living and inanimate residents of a teaching hospital in Istanbul, moving from the operating room to the morgue, between life and other states, the real and the virtual. 
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World premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
Antalya Film Festival 2020 - Best Documentary
Istanbul Film Festival 2020 - Best Documentary
Imagine Science Film Festival 2020 - Special Mention
Accessible Film Festival 2020 - Best Film & Best Director
Dokufest 2020
"This immersive depiction of Istanbul's venerable Cerrahpaşa Hospital, where the filmmaker himself was born and where his father has long worked as a doctor, passes coolly through its darkened corridors from the physical spaces of morgue, operating and observation rooms to the virtual spaces of vital-signs monitors and X-ray machines. With a formal sense of camera movement that simultaneously embraces the unplanned and unexpected, Tortum crafts a vision pitched between the eerily posthuman and the urgently humanist." - Museum of the Moving Image First Look 2020