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Saturday, August 25, 2012

More Cinema at Jesuit Independent Centre

Besides all the Cinema Tips suggested earlier, here are a few Saturday movies directed by Fatih Akin that will be screened courtesy Jesuit Independent Center. Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg, Germany of Turkish parentage. Some of the following movies concern themselves with cross-cultural issues.

Films below are scheduled to be screened at 6:30 PM and with Arabic subtitles. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012 

Soul Kitchen (2009)
Directed by Fatih Akin

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Edge of Heaven ("Auf Die Andere Seite")
Directed by Fatih Akin
 A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Saturday September 8, 2012

Head-On ("Gegen die Wand")
Directed by Fatih Akin

Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants to end it all. Sibel a 20-something female from Hamburg wishes to please her Turkish parents yet yearns for freedom. She has had her nose broken by her brother for being seen holding hands with a boy and yet she can not break her mother's heart and run away. She too attempts suicide and she first approaches Cahit there at the Hospital. Sibel asks Cahit to marry her, as she believes this to be the way out of her parent's house. She promises Cahit that their relationship will be like roommates, not like a married couple. The film follows Sibel and Cahit as they get married, become closer and eventually fall in love.

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