Original Title: Die Legende vom hässlichen König
Geermany, Austria/ 2017/ 122 min

Director: Hüseyin Tabak
Producer: Mehmet Aktas
Production Company: mîtosflm in co-production with Aichholzer Filmproduktion and MarangozFilm
Cinematography: Lukas Gnaiger
Scriptwriter:
Editor: Christoph Loidl, Andrew Bird
Music Composer: Judit Varga
Language: German, Turkish, Kurdish, French, English, Spanish
Main Cast: Yilmaz Güney, Michael Haneke, Costa-Gavras, Tahir Yüksel, Gilles Jacob, Donat Keusch, Jack Lang, Elif Güney Pütün, Ahmet Zirek, Tarik Akan 

ASIAN Premiere

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis
They called him The Ugly King! A myth, a hero, a film legend. Who was Yilmaz Güney? A highly talented director? A revolutionary? A murderer? A genius or a lunatic? Young director Tabak is looking for answers by doing research for a script about the Kurdish filmmaker from Turkey. Güney was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. Mainly for political reasons. The deeper Tabak digs, the more the legendary ugly king appears humane and vulnerable. 

 

Ewan digutine wî Paşayê Kirêt! Efsanek, qehremanek, efsûnekê fîlman. Yilmaz Güney kî bû? Derhênerekê berhemend? Şoreşgêrek? Kujek? Bilîmet yan şêt? Derhênerê genc Tabak li bersivan digerrît bi rêya encamdana vekolînekê bo sînaryoyekê li ser fîlmsazê Kurd ê Tirkî. Güney bi hukmê 100 salên zîndanê hatibû sizadan. Bi taybet ji ber egerên siyasî. Çend pitir Tabak vedikole, pitir efsaneya paşayê kirêt mirovayî û şikestî xuya dike. 

 

Director’s Biography
Hüseyin Tabak (German-Kurdish) was born in Germany in 1981. He studied directing and script writing at the Film Academy Vienna. His first feature film Your Beauty Is Worth Nothing won six Turkish film awards in 2012 and the Austrian Film Award in four categories. 

 

Hüseyin Tabak (Kurdekê Elmanya ye) li Elmanya li sala 1981ê ji dayikbûye. Ewî derhênan û sînaryo li Akademiya Filmên Vienna xwandiye. Fîlmê wî yê dirêj bi navê Your Beauty Is Worth Nothing şeş xelatên Tirkî li sala 2012ê wegirtin û xelatê Fîlmên Nemsa di çar biwaran de wergirt.

 

Filmography
2012 Das Pferd auf dem Balkon
2012 Deine Schönheit ist nichts wert
2010 Heim
2010 Kick Off