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Kraliçe Lear (Queen Lear)
Glocal in Progress
INDUSTRY CLUB
Foto: Marc Bosch

16 years ago peasant women living in the mountains of southern Turkey created a theatre which later turned into a film The Play. They acted out their own life stories in their village and the play changed their lives. Now they hit the road with an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, travelling on the dusty and risky roads to the remotest mountain villages where even water can barely reach. On the road, their lives merge into the world of King Lear and become bound up with 'the good and the bad', 'the young and the old', 'the rich and the poor', 'the honest and the dishonest’ of the play.

BIOGRAPHY

Pelin Esmer debuted with Oyun (The Play, 2005), which participated in the New Directors section at the San Sebastian Festival and received several awards, including the Best New Documentary Filmmaker Award in Tribeca. 11’e 10 kala (10 to 11, 2009), competed in the Official Selection at San Sebastian. Gözetleme Kulesi (Watchtower, 2012) screened in Toronto and Rotterdam and Ise yarar bir sey (Something Useful, 2017) received the Best Screenplay Award in Tallinn as well as the FIPRESCI Prize at the Istanbul Festival.

CAST & CREW
Director
Pelin Esmer
Screenplay
Pelin Esmer
Production
SINEFILM
Pelin Esmer, Dilde Mahalli
Photography
Mortaza Atabaki, Pelin Esmer
Edition
Pelin Esmer, Eren Aksu
Cast
Arslankoy Women Theatre Group
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Running Time
74 m.
Country
Turkey
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