Director: FATIH AKIN
This tender and profound tale of two families, two deaths and a search for meaning across two cultures is set against the backdrop of the divide between Germany and Turkey, where the intersecting destinies play out between a Hamburg University professor, Nejat, who fi nds his father involved with a hard-as-nails prostitute, and her liberated political activist daughter.
This is Director Fatih Akin territory, 35-year-old German-born son of Turkish parents (Germany’s largest minority), who is becoming one of his country’s important film voices (Head-on, Crossing the Bridge, In July). His new film, Germany’s Oscar submission and a Cannes 2007 Best Screenplay, is a refreshingly forward and incisive tale of intertwined lives told with some humor as multi-cultures crisscross continents in search of homeland, hopes and dreams.
(In German and Turkish w/ Eng. subtitles)
GERMANY/TURKEY • 2007 • 122 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: FAITH AKIN