Queen Lear

Dokus
Independent
| 84 min
Turkish
| English German French

Women on tour: Along the southern Turkish coast, a theater group gives guest performances in one village after another. Shakespeare's "King Lear" is on the program. The highlight is that all the male roles are played by women. Acting increases their self-esteem and helps them to forget their worries. Along the way, they shake up life in many a village, questioning customs of patriarchal society. This film opens up a whole new view of women in Turkey, a nd unlike the gloomy original, QUEEN LEAR also invites laughter. "QUEEN LEAR is an endearing ode to the collective power of art and a subtle call for gender equality in Turkey." (The Guardian)