A group of women from the southern Turkish village of Arslanköy put on a performance of “King Lear.” In it they dispense with male actors and play all the roles themselves. The result is theatre that amuses and inspires and doesn’t just turn King Lear’s life upside down.
Writer: Pelin Esmer. Camera: Morteza Atabaki, Pelin Esmer. Sound: Hüseyin Can Ero. Editing: Pelin Esmer, Eren Aksu. Music: Bariş Diri. Production: SINEFILM. Producer: Dilde Mahalli. Length: 84 min. International Sales: Sweet Spot Docs
Pelin Esmer is an author and director of documentary and feature films. After studying sociology, she devoted herself to filmmaking. Since the foundation of her own film production Sinefilm in 2001, she has been producing independent films. Already in THE PLAY she portrayed the beginnings of the theatre group.
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