The Legend of the Ugly King (OT: Die Legende vom hässlichen König)
Documentary | 122 min | Germany, Austria | 2017
»The Legend of the Ugly King« follows the life of the famous Kurdish director, actor, and political activist Yılmaz Güney, who gained international attention through films like »Yol« (Palme d'or, Cannes 1982) or »Sürü« (Golden Leopard, Locarno 1978). Director Hüseyin Tabak starts out on a research trip meeting various people who all share their very personal memories and stories about the legendary filmmaker.
Who was the man behind the many faces of the visionary, enigmatic, and revolutionary artist? Who was this Ugly King?
Director: Hüseyin Tabak
Protagonists: Costa Gavras, Michael Haneke, Tarik Akan and many others
Runtime: 122 minutes
Language: Turkish, French, German, Spanish
Filming locations: Turkey, France, Iraq, Germany, Austria
Aspect ratio: 1:1.85
Camera model: Arri Alexa
Film negative format: ProRes 2K
Printed film format: DCP