Thursday Cinema "What is normal, anyway?"
Faraway My Shadow Wandered

SALT BEYOĞLU, ONLINE

JUNE 23 – JUNE 26, 2022

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Still from Faraway My Shadow Wandered (2020)
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June 23, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
June 24-26, saltonline.org


Faraway My Shadow Wandered (2020)
Director: Liao Jiekai, Sudhee Liao
Cast: Junya Kobayashi, Sara Tan
70 minutes
English, Japanese; Turkish subtitles

The winter wind hits the shores of Anamizu, a Japanese city, where Junya promised his grandfather that he would become the heir to the family’s centuries-old Shinto shrine. Years later, he still has not kept his word as he ventured overseas to pursue other dreams and distanced himself from his hometown. One day, he meets Sara, a dancer who was born the same day as him, and this fateful encounter leads him to confront a family history that he has left behind and gives the dancer inspiration for her work. Together, they revisit Junya’s hometown to reconnect with his childhood and let go of a promise he cannot fulfill.

Co-directed by filmmaker Liao Jiekai and choreographer Sudhee Liao, Faraway My Shadow Wandered (2020) was premiered at the 31st Singapore International Film Festival. Combining elements of dance, photography, and film, this hybrid documentary puts emphasis on gestures rather than words to give voice to feelings that might otherwise remain unexpressed.

Following Salt Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema screening on Thursday, June 23 at 19.00, the film will be streamed online from Friday, June 24 to Sunday midnight, June 26 via saltonline.org.

Thursday Cinema’s What is normal, anyway? is free admission and takes place between June 2 and July 10 in Salt Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema and at saltonline.org. All films included in the program will be streamed in their original language with Turkish subtitles, and can only be accessed online by audiences in Turkey.


In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.

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