The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, brought together on the same stage acclaimed star of the world cinema Jeanne Moreau, successful Turkish players Cüneyt Türel and Sedef Ecer, and Sema with her delicate voice. The special project of the International Istanbul Theatre Festival interpreted by world-renowned film director Amos Gitai was put on stage on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 at Rumeli Hisarı.
In a joint project of IKSV and the Istanbul 2010 European Cultural Capital Agency, The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness was performed in the fascinating atmosphere of Rumeli Hisari. With her impressive voice, Jeanne Moreau played the leading role and was accompanied by Cuneyt Turel, one of the preeminent artists of the Turkish theatre, who played the Roman Empire Titus and delivered a powerful performance.
Along with Cüneyt Türel, Sedef Ecer who won an award in France with her play Eşikte in 2008, also played an important role in the theatrical play that was put on stage at Rumeli Hisari with the special permission of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Sema, who is also known as the "woman with the voice of a gramophone record, " took part with her delicate voice in The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness in which players from France, the USA, Spain, Israel And Palestine also performed.
With his anti-war films, Amos Gitai is known for his stance against policies pursued in the territories where he lives. For the first time, Gitai came together on a theatre stage with Jeanne Moreu with whom he worked in films for many years. In the play, Jeanne Moreau, with the role of the narrator Josephus Flavius and the regular actor of Amos Gitai films, Jerome Koenig, with the role of Emperor Vespasian met with the Istanbul audience. During the whole play, Jeanne Moreau described war's terrifying aspects with her heart-touching voice and put into words the destiny of the peoples and territories of the Middle East. The play, which also contains excerpts from writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke and Oscar Wilde, was adapted by Amos Gitai from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Josephus Flavius's text that narrates the conquest of Jerusalem by the Romans in the 1st century AD.