Original title: "Kraliçe Lear"
She was born in Istanbul. After her short documentary “The Collector” she founded her own company Sinefilm and made her feature films “The Play”, “10 to 11”, “Watchtower”, “Something Useful” and “Queen Lear”. Her films has been premiered in important festivals such as San Sebastian, Tribeca, Toronto, Rotterdam, Tallinn, Sarejevo and received many prestigious awards. Besides Turkey, her films were also released in Germany, France, Holland and USA.
For further information please visit: www.pelinesmer.com
Morteza Atabaki, Pelin Esmer
Pelin Esmer, Eren Aksu
Behiye Yanık, Cennet Güneş, Fatma Fatih, Ümmü Kurt, Zeynep Fatih
Color: color, Running time: 84, Format: DCP, Countries: TR, Languages: Turkish
Born and raised in Istanbul, Dilde Mahalli graduated from visual arts and communication design and holds a MA in Art and Design Program from Yıldız Technical University. She works as a film producer and graphic designer. She worked in production of the films “The Impeccables” (2012) by Ramin Matin, “Something Useful”” (2019) and “Queen Lear” (2019) by Pelin Esmer and “Chronology” (2019) by Ali Aydın. Currenty she’s working on Emine Yıldırım’s debut film “Apollon by day, Athena by Night” and Pelin Esmer’s new fiction film.
Yılmaz Güney Award - 26th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival , SIYAD “Cüneyt Cebenoyan” Best Film Award - 26th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival , Best Music Award - 26th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival , Best Documentary Award -15th South East European Film Festival Los Angeles USA , Best Feature Documentary Award - 52nd SIYAD Awards, Turkey , Audience Award - 17th Provinziale Filmfest Eberswalde, Germany , Mediterranean Art, Heritage and Cultures Award - 24th PriMed International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary Film Festival, France
Barış Bıçakçı, Eda Arıkan, Feride Çiçekoğlu
Lightdox / lightdox.com
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina , 26th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Turkey , This Human World 12. International Human Rights Film Festival, Austria , FIPADOC International Documentary Festival, France , 43rd Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden , 35th DOK.fest München, Germany , 28th Barcelona International Women’s Film Festival, Spain , 23rd Maine International Film Festival, United States , 15th South East European Film Festival Los Angeles, United States , Orient Express Film Festival, Switzerland , 17th Paris Turkish Film Festival, France , 17th Provinziale Filmfest Eberswalde, Germany , Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium , 24th PriMed International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary & Reportage, France , Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival
Shakespeare’s King Lear travelling on the dusty and risky roads to the remotest forgotten villages in the mountains of Turkey where even drinking water can hardly reach, turns delicately into Queen Lear in the hands of a peasant-women theatre group.