Shadow of memory

Mustafa Balci & 56' — 2002

My path crossed that of an old man who invited me to listen. A memory. This man, Ramazan Güngör, who has been marked, sometimes harshly, by the trials and tribulations of his times and old age, is a truly unique person. He is oneof the last bards of an epoch that is passing. Transmission began orally. Now a film is taking shape to broaden the sharing of this transmission. This wise old Turk has transmitted part of his knowledge to me. The knowledge is presented using a three-stringed lute, an üçtelli. We enter a world. That of Ramazan Güngör, the last master of the üçtelli.


Production : GSARA
Coproduction : CBA, RTBF
With the support of the Centre du cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Mustafa Balci
Mustafa Balci
Mustafa Balci
Antoine-Marie Meert
Image editor
Yunus Acar
Sound editor
Hervé Brindel (image) & Paul Delvoie (son)
Image Format
Betacam digitale
Languages OV
Available subtitles

Festival “Filmer à tout prix”, Bruxelles 11/02

Regards neufs, Nyon (Ch) 04/03

Festival du film de Lisbonne (Portugal) 07/03

Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, compétition internationale (Cz) 10/03

Festival du film d’Amiens (F) 11/03

Festival « Ecrans documentaires » de Gent, séance spéciale (F) 11/03

Awards and Mentions

Prix spécial du Jury – Visions du réel 03

Prix Henri Storck – Cinémathèque de Bruxelles 12/03

Projections (non-exhaustive list)

La Maison du doc, Lassas (F) 08/03

Cinéma Flagey, Bruxelles 07/03

Cinémathèque d’Alger (Algérie) 09/03

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