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Director
Handan Ipekçi
Filmography
1993 Kemençenin Türküsü/ Song of the Kemençe (doc.)
1994 Babam Askerde/Dad Is in the Army
2001 Büyük Adam Küçük Ask/Hejar
2007 Sakli Yüzler/Hidden Faces

Biography
After studying Radio and Television at the Faculty of Communication of Gazi University, she had her first experience of directing in 1993, when she made the documentary Song of the Kemençe.The following year, she shot her first feature, Dad Is in the Army. Her latest feature, Hejar, won 21 awards around the world. It was released in Germany, the UK and Japan, and was shown on the WDR in Germany.

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Hidden Faces / Handan Ipekçi

Ali, who has been living in Germany for five years, has watched a documentary about “honor killings’’ and has found out that his niece Zühre, whom he thought he had killed 5 years ago, is alive. Even though the woman’s identity and face is hidden on screen, he knows it is his niece Zühre by the events she is narrating. There is only one thing left to do.To finish what has been left undone, that is, to kill Zühre!


Director:Handan Ipekçi
Script:Handan Ipekçi
Cinematography:Feza Caldiran
Editing:Aytekin Birkon, Handan Ipekçi
Sound:Dinos Kittou, Mehmet Kiliçel
Music:Anima. Art Direction: Demiz Özen
With:Senay Aydin (Zühre), Istar Gökseven (Ali), Berk Hakman (Ismail), Cem Bender (the director)
Producer:Handan Ipekçi, Helmut G.Weber, Ersan Congar
Production:Yeni Yapim Film Ltd.
Production Country:Turkey
Co-production:Tradewind Pictures GmbH (Germany)
Format:35mm, Color
Duration:127'
Production Year:2007
Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES:Monday, November 19, 2007 - 20:00
STAVROS TORNES:Friday, November 23, 2007 - 11:00
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