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