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The film story covers the arrival of immigrant Circassians to Ottoman Transjordan in the year 1900. Dostoyevsky said 'Beauty will save the world'... and this film is based on such a perception. The film shows the different aspects of two cultures, the Bedouin and the Circassian, who were thrown together unwillingly by historical providence, creating a perfect recipe for controversy and violence but saved by the miraculous powers of innocent, unexpected love. This is a story of two young souls who fall passionately in love and by so doing create the opportunity for conflict and bloodshed... as well as for potential harmony and peaceful coexistence; the quintessence of drama, when the pendulum could swing in either direction.

Principal Cast & Credits

Sahar Bishara, Azamat Bekov, Mohammad Al Abadi, Ruslan Firov, Mohadeen Komakhov, Mohamad Al Dmoor, Basila Al Ali,

Producer/Director: Mohydeen Quandour

Executive Producer: Luba Balagova

Screenplay: Mohydeen Quandour

DOP: Nikolay Troukin

Sound Engineer: Robi Guever

Editor: Anas Shapsough

Art Director/Set Designer: Jamil Awwad

Production Manager: Issam Hijawi

'Cherkess' Sweeps Angel Film Awards

9:52 AM 12/9/2010 by Scott Roxborough
Mohy Quandour's film wins seven prizes at Monaco-based festival devoted to non-violent cinema.
COLOGNE, Germany -- The Jordanian historical epic Cherkess swept the 2010 Angel Film Awards, the Monaco-based festival devoted to non-violent cinema, winning seven awards including best film and best director for helmer Mohy Quandour.
Cherkess is a love story set against the backdrop of a culture clash between the Bedouin and Cherkess people in 1900 in the area now known as Jordan. The Angel Film jury also handed Cherkess the best original story prize, best supporting actor for Mohadeen Komakhov and best debut for the film's star Sahar Bishara.

Posted: Tue., Dec. 7, 2010, 7:01am PT
'Cherkess' wins Angel Film Awards
By Diana Lodderhose
LONDON -- Jordanian historical pic "Cherkess" picked up a slew of prizes, including best feature film, at the Angel Film Awards in Monaco, a competish that promotes non-violent films.
The love story, which tells the tale of the clash of cultures between the Cherkess and Bedouin peoples in 1900 during the Ottoman period, also nabbed the director award for Mohy Quandour, who produced and penned the script, original story, the newcomer award for debut thesp Sahar Bishara,

FESTIVALS: Cherkess Sweeps Monaco Fest Awards
06 December 2010 By FNE Staff
The Jordanian film Cherkess won seven top awards at the Monaco International Film Festival, which concluded on 5 December 2010, including the festival's Angel Film Award for Best Film.
Other awards for the film included the Best Director award to Mohydeen Quandour, Best Producer, Best Screenplay to Quandour, Best Supporting Actor to Muhadin Komakhov, and Best New Talent to Sahar Bishara.


Russian Filmbiz News

Feature Films Program. This year the big winner – an absolute tour de force – was the epic drama Cherkess from Jordan. This visually sumptuous feature unveils the historic episode of impossible love which sparked up clashes between the neighboring Cherkess and Bedouin peoples. But the conflict was solved when two wise men started a peaceful dialogue. Cherkess also won the ‘Best Feature Film’, picking up the coveted Angel Trophy, ‘Best Director’ for Mohy Quandour, who also produced the film and  wrote the winning screenplay, Best Original Story, Best Newcomer Award for the first-time actress Sahar Bishara

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