Festival of Austrian Film
March 19–24, 2019, Graz

Film Program | Timetable | Directors


Friday, 16.03.
18:00, UCI Annenhof Saal 6
Saturday, 17.03.
13:30, Schubertkino 2

Die Legende vom hässlichen König

Documentary Film, AT/DE 2017, 122 min, OmeU

Director Yılmaz Güney produced his most wellknown film, YOL, which was honored with the Golden Palm in Cannes in 1982, from his prison cell. His works became forerunners of Kurdish cinema. On his cinematic research trips, Hüseyin Tabak gathered multifaceted material on the politically polarizing director extraordinaire: in archive images, film clips, and interview sequences, he pursues the question: who was the “ugly king”? 

Director: Hüseyin Tabak
Script: Hüseyin Tabak
Camera: Lukas Gnaiger
Editor: Christoph Loidl, Andrew Bird
Location Sound: Tom Schön
Music: Judit Varga
Sounddesign: Atanas Tcholakov
Producers: Josef Aichholzer, Mehmet Aktas, Hüseyin Tabak
Production: Aichholzer Filmproduktion
Co-production: mîtosfilm (DE) MarangozFilm (DE)