Ghost Hunting Blu-ray

Ghost Hunting

Raed Andoni's highly original and harrowing documentary feature won the Silver Bear for 'Best Documentary' at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

Recreating the infamous Al-Moskobiya prison, Israel’s main interrogation centre, where he was himself jailed at age 18, Andoni gathers together of fellow survivors to recreate and confront their own experiences of incarceration and torture.

A powerful hybrid of documentary, fiction and experimental art film interspersed with lyrical and beautifully rendered animated sequences, Ghost Hunting is a unique and uncompromising work. The film also gives us space to reflect on the ethics and meaning of the re-enactment unfolding before us, and to question the complicity of both the filmmaker and the viewer themselves.

A daring and shocking film, made with fine cinematic judgement.” Ken Loach

A major cinematic achievement, powerful and compelling.” Mike Leigh

Raed Andoni and his wonderfully brave and vulnerable crew of fellow former inmates of Israel’s notorious Al-Moskobiya prison recreate the site and the choreography of their own tortures at the hands of Israel’s security apparatus, and in so doing traumatically – and beautifully - re-birth the cinema too, in all its capacity for wonder and surprise. An extraordinary accomplishment.
James Schamus, Producer Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

The simulation of the horror is so palpable that at times we wonder where the border between fiction and reality really is.” Cineuropa

Production Year: 2017
Region Code: Free
Running Time: 98 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English
Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 Stereo LPCM (24-bit)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Colour: Colour
Director Raed Andoni
Cast Ramzi Maqdisi
Cast Mohammed Khattab
Cast Wafa Mari

Ghost Hunting (Istiyad Ashbah, 2017) presented from a brand new HD master of the film.

  • An interview with director Raed Andoni filmed at the 2017 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer, curator and producer Gareth Evans
  • New English subtitle translation
  • Region free Blu-ray
  • Original soundtrack 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 Stereo LPCM (24-bit)

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