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Queen Lear

Canadian Premiere

Queen Lear

Pelin Esmer

Turkey | 2019 | 1 h 24 min
Turkish |
Subtitles: English
Jouer Trailer
Grand Prize, FIFA 2021

Geoblocked film in Quebec.

Sixteen years ago, a handful of peasant women from the mountains of southern Turkey formed a theatre group, which later became the subject of documentary The Play. The women acted out their own life stories in the village, and the play changed their lives. Now, they take to the road with an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, travelling the dusty, dangerous roads to the farthest-?ung Turkish mountain villages, where there isn’t even running water. Along the way, the play will gently evolve into Queen Lear.
Overview of some festivals: 

Millenium Documentary Film Festival, Belgium (2020)
South East European Film Festival Los Angeles, United States (2020)
MIFF, Maine International Film Festival, United States (2020)
DOK.fest München, International Documentary Film Festival Munich, Germany (2020)
Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden (2020)
Director Pelin Esmer
Production Dilde Mahalli


Pelin Esmer

Pelin Esmer

Pelin Esmer, writer & director of both fiction and documentary films studied sociology and afterwards moved on to cinema. She established her film company Sinefilm and she has produced The Collector, The Play, 10 to 11, Watchtower, Something Useful and Queen Lear since 2001.
Selected films:
Something Useful (2017)
Watchtower (2012)
10 to 11 (2009)
The Play (2005)
The Collector (2001)

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