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The Legend of the Ugly King
Filmmakers and Filmmaking
The Legend of the Ugly King
Filmmakers and Filmmaking
The Legend of the Ugly King
Filmmakers and Filmmaking

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Hüseyin Tabak

Germany / Austria / 2017 / 122 minutes / DCP / Color,B&W

Audiences who only know Kurdish filmmaker Yılmaz Güney through his 1982 Cannes laureate Yol (see P.115) will be inspired anew by his life and work in Turkey and exile, private life and public confrontations, revolution and prison. The film illuminates his rural childhood, his stardom as the glamorous James Bond-type Ugly King, and his evolution into a powerful leftist visionary. From there until his premature death in exile in 1984, Güney created a powerful new vision as he battled imprisonment and dictatorship.

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    9:15 PM

    Hong Kong Arts Centre

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  • 27MP3E1

    7:15 PM

    The Metroplex

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