Shadow of Violence is in the official selection of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and will have its world premiere in the competition programme Voices Short Programme 2020. The IFFR 2020 will take place from January 22nd to February 2nd, 2020.
Bilal worked as a torturer for the military regime in the 1980s that murdered Selman’s sons. Selman now has a gun on Bilal in a cave. Both men are trapped by their primitive instincts. The interplay of light and dark dissolves the boundary between perpetrator and victim.
The lead roles are played by Metin Coşkun (Selman) and Mustafa Uzunyılmaz (Bilal). The film is directed by Ibrahim Karatay and written and produced by Ibrahim Karatay, Paul Oscar Kanter and John van Mullem. The film is a co-production between Alchemic Film (NL), Nar Film (Soner Alper, TR) and FeverFilm (Ben Willems, NL). The film was shot on location in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Director: Ibrahim Karatay
Written by: Ibrahim Karatay & Paul Oscar Kanter
Producer: Alchemic Film (NL)
Co-producer: Nar Film (TR)
Co-producer: FeverFilm (NL)
Director of Photography: Lukas de Kort
1st AD: Bob Aronds
Sound design: Tom Jansen
Editor: Fatih Turah
Composer: Martijn Hoekstra
Gemeente Den Haag, FeverFilm