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Shadows and Faces (2010)

Gölgeler ve Suretler (original title)
Shadows and Faces tells the story of a young girl who is separated from his shadow puppetry performer father during the ethnic conflict between Cypriot Greeks and Cypriot Turks in 1963.

Director:

Dervis Zaim

Writer:

Dervis Zaim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Osman Alkas Osman Alkas ... Veli
Popi Avraam Popi Avraam ... Anna
Mustafa Bolukbasi Mustafa Bolukbasi ... (as Mustafa Bölükbasi)
Hazar Ergüçlü ... Ruhsar (as Hazar Ergüclü)
Nadi Güler Nadi Güler
Bugra Gülsoy ... Ahmet
Ahmet Karabiber Ahmet Karabiber
Erol Refikoglu Erol Refikoglu
Settar Tanriögen ... Salih
Cihan Tariman Cihan Tariman ... Riza
Ekrem Yücelten Ekrem Yücelten ... Arif
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Shadows and Faces tells the story of a young girl who is separated from his shadow puppetry performer father during the ethnic conflict between Cypriot Greeks and Cypriot Turks in 1963.

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish | Greek

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cyprus

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Production Co:

Maraton Filmcilik See more »
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A film on 1963 conflicts in Cyprus??? This is new!
4 June 2014 | by magnetiko7See all my reviews

Shadows and Faces is the first and only film I watched depicting the ethnic conflict between Cypriot Greeks and Cypriot Turks in 1963. I must say it was a little different from what we had been told and taught. I liked the film for lots of reasons but one of the most important reasons was how they handled this delicate issue with a relatively objective manner and without much nationalist propaganda. The title is perfect for the film implying some people seeing ever-growing dark shadows of other people instead of seeing them as they really are. The shadow puppets and puppeteers are also perfect metaphors artistically used in the film. The very shadow play called "Karagoz / Karagiozis" is a great choice as well since it exists both in Turkish and Greek culture. As for acting, I especially liked Hazar Erguclu's Ruhsar character and Popi Avraam's Anna character. You could relate to many people in the film and character development during changing situations was worth watching. I recommend this film to everyone interested in the changeable human nature.


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