Boston Turkish Film Festival

The Films of Dervis Zaim
February 23-26, 2012

Golgeler ve Suretler - Shadows and Faces


Golgeler ve Suretler

Director Present

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.


Discussion with Director Dervis Zaim
after the screening

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Written and Directed by Dervis Zaim

Cast: Settar Tanriögen, Bugra Gülsoy, Nadi Güler, Ahmet Karabiber, Cem Yardimci, Cihan Tariman, Ekrem Yücelten, Erol Refikoglu, Hazar Ergüclü, Konstantinos Gavriel, Osman Alkas, Pantelis Antonas, Popi Avraam

2010 / 116 min. / In Turkish and Greek with English subtitles



Last film of Zaim's trilogy made around traditional Ottoman arts (Waiting for Heaven/Cenneti Beklerken on miniatures, Dot/Nokta on calligraphy), Shadow and Faces is the coming-of-age story of a young girl who is separated from her father, a Karagöz shadow play master, during the beginning of the conflict between Turks and Greeks in Cyprus in 1963. With a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty, the experiences of the villagers fleeing from their village in the Island’s Karpas region to the relatively secure but alienating city sheds light on the story of Cyprus.


  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2011): Best Film (national competition), Best Director, Best Actress (Popi Avraam), Best Supporting Actor (Settar Tanriogen), Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Special Award of the Jury
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2010): Best Film SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics Association) Award, Best Editing



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