The Secret Face

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Le Visage secret

The Secret Face

(Gizli Yüz)

by Ömer Kavur

Turkey

Focus on turkish cinema 

Le Visage secret

Director: Ömer Kavur

Script: Orhan Pamuk

Cinematographer: Erdal Kahraman

Editor: Mevlüt Koçak

Music: Cahit Berkay

Cast: Zuhal Olcay, Fikret Kuskan, Sevda Ferdag, Savas Kacar

Producer: Sadik Deveci

Production: Alfa Film

Year: 1991

Screening : 2000

35 mm, Colour, 115 min, 
OV Turkish with English Subtitles
Electronic French Subtitles

Unreleased

Awarded in many worldwide film festivals

A mysterious woman hires a photographer for a strange mission: in Istanbul at night, he has to catch at random snapshots of men in cafes and night clubs, in the seeming mess of gambling, alcohol and conversations. She then scrutinizes the proofs, neglecting some faces while lingering on others… What does she look for? Whom does she want to find? This could be the beginning of a thriller. It is in fact the setting up of an enigmatic framework, the starting point of a voyage of initiation.

Within the themes of voyage, inner search and perception of time, the director sets out to find the modern form of an oriental tale strewn with unusual objects and punctuated with encounters, the necessary steps towards initiation.

 
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