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Soul Kitchen

Starring: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Anna Biderke, Birol Unel Director: Fatih Akin Category: IIB (German and Greek)

Thursday, 21 July, 2011, 12:00am

Food for thought

From admired German-born Turkish director Fatih Akin comes Soul Kitchen, a film about friendship, love and - yes - food. The comedy-drama is based on Akin's own experience of owning a Greek restaurant.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The Edge of Heaven

Starring: Nurgul Yesilcay, Baki Davrak, Hanna Schygulla

Director: Fatih Akin

Category: IIB (Turkish, German and English)

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Distant son

In the production notes for his latest film, The Edge of Heaven, Hamburg-born-and-based director Fatih Akin wrote of having a complicated love-hate relationship with Turkey, from which his parents came. He's fascinated with the country but 'the more I understand it, the more it makes me sad ... I hate the politics, the nationalism,' he wrote.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Up close and personal

The day after the 60th Cannes Film Festival's glamorous launch on May 16, French daily Liberation ran on its cover a photograph of a very contented Frenchman waving to the masses as he walked down a red carpet.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am