Pelin Esmer

Cenk Ertürk

Director of Photography
Morteza Atabaki, Pelin Esmer

Barış Diri

Behiye Yanık, Cennet Güneş, Fatma Fatih, Ümmü Kurt, Zeynep Fatih, Hüseyin Arslanköylü, Ahmet Aksoy, Erkan Güzel

Pelin Esmer, Dilde Mahalli

Production Company

Queen Lear

Shakespeare's King Lear travelling on the dusty and risky roads to the remotest forgotten villages in the mountains of Turkey where even drinking water can hardly reach, turns delicately into Queen Lear in the hands of a peasant-women theatre group.


Pelin Esmer
Studied sociology. She established her film company Sinefilm. A feature documentary, Oyun / The Play made its international premier in San Sebastian and received many awards including The Best New Documentary Filmmaker Award in Tribeca Film Festival. Her first fiction, 11’e 10 Kala / 10 to 11 was one of the six chosen projects by Cannes Film Festival’s Résidence du Cinéfondation and an official selection of San Sebastian Film Festival. Her second fiction, Gözetleme Kulesi / Watchtower which was premiered in Toronto and Rotterdam Film Festival has been screened in many countries. İşe Yarar Bir Şey / Something Useful received the best screenplay award in Tallinn International Film Festival besides awards in Turkey.

Turkey, 2019
DCP, Colour

Special Jury Award, Best Music, Critics Award