Uglies and the Mirrors

Documentary and Short Film Competition

-- In Competition -


(Suratsizlar ve Aynalar)

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
GSU Auditorium, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Short / 2008 / 19' 54" / Turkey
In Turkish with English subtitles
Written and directed by Savas Baykal
Cast: Deniz Ozdemir, Hakan Bal, Firuze Engin, Arif Koc, Ali Cenk


A group of friends with alternative lifestyles and in the dilemma of sociality. Travesties and prostitutes and men who desire them, and a pregnant woman. Everyone watches the world from the top of their own cliffs within self- ego clashes and conscience inquiries.


Savas BaykalSavas Baykal was born in Diyarbakir in 1978. He finished his secondary and high school education in Ankara. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts. He has continued his education at the Academy of Film and Kunst (Film and Arts) in Dresden, Germany.


Kursun Asker (The Bullet Soldier, 2008, short)

Kagittan Hayatlar (Paper Lives, 2008, short)

Suratsizlar ve Aynalar (Uglies and the Mirrors, 2008, short)

Kara Delik ve Bilyeler (The Black Hole and the Marbles, 2007, short; Yilmaz Guney Short Films Festival Jury Honor Award, 3rd Young Talents Short Film Festival)

Gocebe Bulusmasi (The Convention of Nomads, 2007, short; 3rd Young Talents Short Film Festival)

Kucuk Eller Buyuk Oyunlar (Little Hands Big Games, 2007, short; Ankara Bar Association Festival of Short Films with Theme Justice: Best Movie Award)

Kadin (The Women, 2007, short; IF International Istanbul Short Film Festival; Shorts from Turkey, Berlin)

Tutunamayanlar (The Disconnected, 2007, short; Yilmaz Guney Short Film Festival Jury Honor Award; IF International Istanbul Short Film Festival; Kisadan Hisse Short Films Festival Selection; Hisar Short Films Festival; 3rd Young Talents Short Films Festival)

Hudutlarin Kanunu (The Laws of the Limits, 2007, short)

Fareler ve Gemiler (The Mice and the Ships, 2007, short)

Kelebek (The Butterfly, 2006, short)

Kilic Avcisi (Sword Hunter, 2005, short)