A Tale of Three Sisters

Directed by Emin Alper
2019
Turkey, Germany
108 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A domineering father tries to control his three daughters in this fantasy-tinged feminist drama by leading Turkish filmmaker Emin Alper. In competition, Berlinale.

Emil Alper's follow-up to Frenzy (Special Jury Prize, Venice) is an entrancing fairy-tale for adults set in a picturesque village situated between snowy peaks in Anatolia. The story's background is the disappearing tradition of besleme, whereby country girls are sent to well-off city families to serve as both foster children and maids. Following unhappy placements, teenager Havva and older sisters Nurhan and Reyhan have returned to live with their widowed father, Sevket. The patriarch has plans for his children, but these are not the obedient daughters of an old-fashioned fairy-tale. Beautifully filmed and tinged with magic realism, Alper's film glows with the power of female strength.

A quirky, striking work with impressive production values and an evocative teeter between fairy-tale and ethnographic realism.
Lee Marshall, Screen International
A unique work that deftly blends Chekhov and the Brothers Grimm.
Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

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Sat 8 June
12pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Mon 10 June
11:30am
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
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Original Title
Kiz Kardesler
Year
2019
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Turkey, Germany
Language
In Turkish with English subtitles
Director
Emin Alper
Producer
Nadir öperli, Muzaffer Yildirim
Cast
Cemre Ebüzziya, Ece Yüksel, Helin Kandemir
Screenwriter
Emin Alper
Cinematographer
Emre Erkmen
Editor
Çiçek Kahraman
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Gender & Sexuality, Asia, Cinephile, Focus on Women, Middle East
Company Credits
World Sales: The Match Factory
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