Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival7th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 27 - May 11, 2008

 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN   (Yasamin Kiyisinda - Auf der anderen Seite)

North America Premiere





Festivals and Awards: 
* César Awards, France (2008): Best Foreign Film  
* Bavarian Film Awards, Munich, Germany (2008): Best Director 
* Ankara International Film Festival (2008): Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Nursel Kose, Patrycia Ziolkowska), Best Supporting Actor (Tuncel Kurtiz) 
* Cannes Film Festival (2007): Best Screenplay
* European Film Awards, Berlin, Germany (2007): Best Screenwriter
* Bangkok International Film Festival, Thailand (2007): Best Film
* Cinemanila International Film Festival, Manila, Philippines (2007): Lino Brocka Award
* Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey (2007): Best Director, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor (Tuncel Kurtiz), Best Supporting Actress (Nursel Köse)
* Toronto Film Festival, Canada (2007)
* Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finland (2007)
* Festival Paris Cinéma (2007)
* La Rochelle International Film Festival, France (2007)  


Thursday, March 27    7:30pm    
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Festival opening reception will follow the screening


Directed and written by Fatih Akin

Cast: Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse,  Patrycia Ziolkowska, Hanna Schygulla, Nurgül Yesilcay, Baki Davrak

2007, 122 minutes, 35mm.
In Turkish and German with English subtitles 

Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali’s choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend, but he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter’s university studies. Yeter’s sudden death distances father and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter’s daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey, where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten.
  Director FATIH AKIN:

Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg born to Turkish parents. He studied Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts in 1994. By this time he started collaborating with Wueste Film. In 1995, he wrote and directed his first short feature, "Sensin… You're The One!" (Sensin… Du bist es!), which received the Audience Award at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival. His second short film, Weed (Getuerkt, 1996), received several national and international festival prizes. His first full-length feature film, "Short Sharp Shock" (Kurz und schmerzlos, 1998) won the Bronze Leopard at Locarno, Switzerland and the Bavarian Film Award (Best Young Director) in 1998. His fourth feature film, Gegen die Wand (Head-On) was a great success in 2004 and received several prizes, among them the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival and the Best Film and the Audience Awards at the European Film Awards.
New York, I Love You (2008: announced)
The Edge of Heaven / Auf der anderen Seite / Yaşamın Kıyısında (2007)
Soul Kitchen  (2006)
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005)
Visions of Europe / Europäische Visionen (2004)
Head-On / Gegen die Wand / Duvara Karşı (2004)
Solino (2002)
Denk ich an Deutschland - Wir haben vergessen zurückzukehren (2001)
In July / Im Juli (2000)
Short Sharp Shock / Kurz und Schmerzlos (1998)
Weed / Getürkt (1996)
Sensin... You're the One! / Sensin - Du bist es!  (1995)



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