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Contemporary Turkish Cinema Series: The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007)

  • Luce Hall 34 Hillhouse Avenue New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

Introduction with Basak Kus, Yale University and Wesleyan University and Post-Film Discussion/Commentary with Lisa Dombrowski, Professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University

Fatih Akin, the critically-acclaimed director of Head On, weaves overlapping tales of friendship and sexuality into a powerful narrative of universal love. Six characters are drawn together by circumstances—an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together. Akin's piercing sense of the human condition and contemporary world events charge these hyperlinked stories into a multicultural powder keg.

Directed by Fatih Akin (Turkey/Germany, 2007)
In English, German and Turkish with English subtitles

Free + Open to General Public