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In the Shadows (N/C 15+)

25-28 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Erdem Tepegöz’s steampunk dystopian vision invites comparisons with the worlds of Andrei Tarkovsky and Terry Gilliam. The Miner (Numan Acar) toils in a coal factory controlled by an omnipresent surveillance system. Is this the labour camp of a Solzhenitsyn novel? Is Big Brother watching him? Tepegöz sustains the intrigue as we follow a daily routine of brutal work, basic rations and precious sleep. When the Miner contracts a mysterious disease, he conceals his scars and contacts the Officials. It is the first step in questioning the regime and becoming a force for change.

UK Premiere. Thanks to Patra Spanou Film

  • Director Erdem Tepegöz
  • Cast Numan Acar, Vedat Erincin, Ahmet Melih Yilmaz
  • Country Turkey
  • Year of Production 2020
  • Running Time 1h34m
  • Language Turkish with English subtitles
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Content Warnings Illness
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