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17th Filmfest Hamburg opens with "Soul Kitchen" by Fatih Akin

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On 24th September 2009 "Soul Kitchen" will open the 17th Filmfest Hamburg, celebrating its German premiere at Cinemaxx Dammtor. "Soul Kitchen" is the sixth feature film by renowned director and producer Fatih Akin. The film's extraordinary cast reads like a best-of of Akin's films: Adam Bousdoukos of "Short Sharp Shock", Moritz Bleibtreu of "In July" and "Solino" and Birol Ünel of "Head On". For Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel "Soul Kitchen" signifies "a declaration of love for the metrop...

Bermuda Fest in action, opens with The Upside of Anger

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BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP“THE UPSIDE OF ANGER” and “MAD HOT BALLROOM” OPEN and CLOSE MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM TO BE “FILMAKER IN FOCUS” Showcasing a film line-up as rich and eclectic as the culture of the island itself, the Bermuda International Film Festival will welcome visitors for the 8th annual Fest, March 18-24. . The Bermuda International Film Festival invites influences from around the world with films that will compete for Best Feature from the ...

Winners of the European Film Awards

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At the European Film Awards Ceremony in Barcelona the European Film Academy announced this year’s award-winners: Gegen Die Wand, Head On winner of the Berlin Film Festival took best film, Mar Adentro took best director and best actor. Mar Adentro had also received in Hollywood the "Hollywood European Award" for best film.Award winners list:EUROPEAN FILM 2004:GEGEN DIE WAND (Head-On)directed by Fatih Akin, Germanyproduced by Wüste Filmproduktion/ Corazon International/ NDR/ ArteEUROPEAN DIRECT...

Head - On opens Rome Festival of German Cinema

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Berlinale winner HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND) opens 5th Festival of German Cinema in RomeThe Export-Union and its partners will be staging the 5th Festival of German Cinema in Rome from 2 - 6 April, 2004. With 14 feature films, a documentary and a selection of shorts, the event provides an overview of new German film production.The Festival will be opened by HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND) by Fatih Akin, this year's winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin. The director and the two lead actors will come to Rome...

Film Festival Turkey / Germany awards

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The awards of the Film Festival Turkey / Germany have been announcedduring the award cerenomy on sunday 14th March. AWARDs of the FICTION FILMSbest film : "Schussangst " Yön: Dito Tsintsadzes (Berlin)best actdress : Sibel Kekilli (Gegen die Wand by Fatih Akin) (Hamburg)best actor : Birol Ünel (Gegen die Wand by Fatih Akin) (Berlin)Special mention : "Urban Guerillas " Dir: Neco Celik (Berlin)Audience Price: "Urban Guerillas" Dir: Neco Celik (Berlin)Jury : Atilla Dorsay, Klaus Eder, Joc...

Interview with Golden Bear Director Fatih Akin

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Head On (gegen die Wand) won the Golden Bear at Berlinale.Let us hear the director speak about his film in a discussion with Feridun Zaimoglubr>Feridun Zaimoglu is a leading Turkish-German author and painter. His novel 'Abschaum' was transposed to the big screen as 'Kanak Attak', which enjoyed a successful run in German theaters. Zaimoglu has made a name for himself as a cultural spokesman for Germany's Turkish population.The synopsis:'You can put an end to your life without killing yourself', w...

Gegen Die Wand wins Golden Bear in Berlin

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Following a 9 day long festival the members of the International Jury headed by Frances McDormand (USA), Maji-da Abdi (Ethiopia), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Italy), Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran), Peter Rommel (Germany), Gabriele Salvatores (Italy) and Dan Talbot (USA) have awarded the following prizes for feature films screening in the Competition to:The Golden Bear toGEGEN DIE WAND / Head On by Fatih AkinThe Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear toEL ABRAZO PARTIDO /Lost Embrace by Daniel BurmanThe Silver Bea...

Against the wind (germany) world premiere

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The Berlinale has now confirmed a second Competition entry from Germany: director Fatih Akin will present the world premiere of his latest film Gegen die Wand (Against the Wall).With his new film, the director – who was born in Hamburg and still lives there – returns to his filmmaking roots and depicts the world of second generation Turkish immigrants. In Gegen die Wand, Akin follows his young protagonist as she desperately attempts to escape from the constraints of her culture. After attemp...
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