Germany/Turkey 2007, 122 mins. Director Fatih Akin. Starring Nurgul Yesilcay, Baki Davrak Tuncel Kurtiz and Hanna Schygulla.
This film explores the difficulties in family relationships, particularly between parents and children, how these can be affected by differing political views, and the ultimate importance of reconciliation. Nejat, a Turkish academic living in Bremen, Germany, disapproves of his widowed father’s relationship with Yeter, but after her death, he goes to Turkey to follow up on her daughter Ayten, However, Ayten is a political activist who has fled Turkey and is now in Germany. She is befriended by Lotte, whose conservative mother, Suzanne, disapproves of their relationship. When Ayten is deported back to Turkey and imprisoned, Lotte tries to help her, but things do not end well. Suzanne, Nejat and Ayten have to come to terms with the changed political and family landscape. The film won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Several American reviewers chose it as one of their top ten films of 2008.
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Doors open at 7.30pm for pre-film drinks
Film starts at 8pm