Of Shadows

  • May 5, 2019 / 15:00
  • May 12, 2019 / 16:00

Director: Yi Cui
China, Canada, 2016, 80', color
Mandarin with Turkish subtitles

Of Shadows shows the creative world of shadow theatre and players whose way of life balances between a centuries-old rural narrative tradition and the modern urban idea of a cultural heritage that has to be preserved. A touching portrait of a travelling theatre company in the northwest of China, where the age-old art of the shadow play is still kept alive in tiny improvised village theatres.

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