"The Mask", from Garahisarliyin, made sometime in mid 2019, certainly anticipates COVID (5 minutes).“The Mask”,from Garahisar
A young man (Aden Akyol) with no face wakes up, puts on a mask to look like a real human, and everyone ignores and bumps into him.
It’s as if he does not exist anymore, and lives only in a simulation. But for him a mask would give him an identity, not function as a symbol of vulnerability,
Perhaps this is his afterlife, after purgatory, for all eternity.