The Legend of the Ugly King
First screened in September 2017
Director: Hüseyin Tabak. Documentary about the Kurdish-born filmmaker, artist, and dissident Yilmaz Güney. Interview subjects include Elif Güney Pütün, Fatos Güney, Leyla Demirezen, Nebahat Cehre, Tuncel Kurtiz, Tarik Akan, Michael Haneke, Costa-Gavras, Gilles Jacob. Screenplay: Hüseyin Tabak.

Twitter Capsule: Potent tribute, intimate yet distant, which appears deliberate. Organization is at times hard to track.

VOR:   I thought Güney was universally known in Turkey and little-remembered here. Turns out, it's complex everywhere. Important if uneven recovery work.

Photo © 2017 mîtosfilm/Aichholzer Filmproduktion/MarangozFilm

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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