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Hüseyin Tabak was born in 1981. After working on several film sets as an intern and assistant director, he studied Directing and Scriptwriting at the Film Academy in Vienna. His first short film CHEEESE screened at over 70 international film festivals and won 16 awards. His feature films A HORSE ON THE BALCONY (2012) and YOUR BEAUTY IS WORTH NOTHING (2012) were huge critical successes. Among many others, BEAUTY won the Austrian Film Award in four categories. His documentary THE LEGEND OF THE UGLY KING about the Kurdish-Turkish director Yilmaz Güney was also a big festival hit and was followed by the acclaimed GIPSY QUEEN (2019).