In The Shadows

  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 96 Minutes
  • Turkey
  • Language: Turkish

In a dystopia of undefined place and time, dominated by primitive technology, a group of people is being controlled by an omnipresent surveillance system. When one of them contracts a mysterious disease, out of fear to lose his job he tries to contact the Officials. Doubts arise about the structure he is working in. By questioning the system, he gets to know the depths of this structure which is dark better than he thought.

Director: ErdemTepegöz

Screenwriter: Erdem Tepegöz

Production Company: Contact Film Works

Premier Status: National premiere



2020: Moscow International Film Festival

2020: Antalya International Film Festival

2020: Cottbus International Film Festival

2020: Glasgow Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Erdem Tepegöz

Producer: Figen Ermek Özçorlu, Umut Özçorlu

Editor: Arzu Volkan

Music: Gregory Dombrowski

Sound: Eli Haligua, Fatih Ragbet

DOP / Camera: Hayk Kirakosyan

Cast: Numan Acar, Vedat Erincin, Ahmet Melih Yılmaz, Emrullah Çakay, Muharrem Bayrak, Selin Kavak



Erdem Tepegoz was born in 1982 Graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Economics. He studied film directing in Prague Film School. He travelled all around the world for making documentaries. His debut ZERRE (THE PARTICLE) won 23 awards including Best Film Golden St. George at the 35th Moscow IFF and was screened in 30 countries. The director received many praises from cinema critics on his social realist cinema approach. GölgelerIçinde (IN THE SHADOWS) is his second feature film. He continues his master degree in the field of anthropology.
Director’s previous awards
2013-Moscow International Film Festival-Golden St. George-Best Film 2012-Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival-Best First Film, Best Director 2012-Turkish Film Critics Association- Best Film 2013-TbiIisi International Film Festival-Silver Prometheus-Best Picture 2013- New York Film Festival – Best Screenplay, Best Actress Director
2012 ZERRE (The Particle), 80 min, Director and Writer,2016 KIYlDAKiLER (Coastliners), 90 min (compilation of shorts), Producer and One of Directors

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