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Fatih Akin
 
Director
Cast, Co-producer, Producer, Scriptwriter
 
Country: Germany
Born: 25 August 1973
 
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Born in 1973 in Hamburg as the son of Turkish immigrants, he completed his studies at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, making two short films. Fatih Akin became the shooting star of German film in 1998 with his feature film debut Short Sharp Shock. Two years later he made the road movie In July starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Christiane Paul as well as the documentary film Denk ich an Deutschland – Wir haben vergessen zurückzukehren, in which he explores the immigration story of his parents. In 2002 he made Solino, the chronicle of an Italian ‘guest worker’ family in Duisburg. Fatih Akin achieved his international breakthrough with the melodrama Head-On, which won the Golden Bear in Berlin as well as the German Film Prize and the European Film Award both for Best Director in 2004. His 2005 documentary Crossing the Bridge – The Sound of Istanbul explores contemporary Turkish music and reveals the diversity of the country’s music scene. In 2007 he made The Edge of Heaven, his fifth film, which also won several awards including Best Screenplay in Cannes. In 2008 Fatih Akin made an episode for the compilation film New York, I Love You. A year later his comedy Soul Kitchen, about a restaurant in his hometown Hamburg, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it received the Grand Jury Prize.
Filmography
 
     
 
The Cut (2014)
Director
 
   
 
 
     
 
Mamarosh (2013)
Producer
 
   
 
 
     
 
Polluting Paradise (2012)
Director
 
   
 
 
     
 
Soul Kitchen (2009)
Director
 
   
 
 
 
     
 
The Children of Diyarbakır/Before Your Eyes (2009)
Co-producer
 
   
 
 
     
 
The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Director
 
   
 
 
     
 
Takva: A Man`s Fear of God (2006)
Co-producer
 
   
 
 
     
 
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005)
Director
 
   
 
 
 
     
 
Head-On (2004)
Director
 
   
 
 
     
 
In July (2000)
Director
 
   
 
 
     
 
Short Sharp Shock (1998)
Director
 
   
 
 
 
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Fatih Akin and Klaus Maec kinterview on Cineuropa
Fatih Akin interview by Spiegel
 
 
 
 
» The 14th International Film Festival Tofifest
» The 7th Edition of Divan Film Festival
» Belgrade International Film Festival - FEST 2015
» A Q&A with Fatih Akin at the Goethe Institute in Athens
» Fatih Akin visits Athens to present The Cut, 24-25 February
» 2014: A Balkan cinema year in numbers!
» Filmfest Hamburg 2014
» 71st Venice International Film Festival, August 27 - September 6
» `Turkey, of which I am a part of, is ready for this film`
» Balkan Films at the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival
» Fatih Akin and Yesim Ustaoglu support Turkey protests.
» The Return To Grace Of Turkish Cinema
» 1st Samos International Film Festival - Between Continents 23-26.8.2012
 
     
 
 
     
 
       
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