Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin
© Courtesy CIFF 2014, Cairo
Film director, Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv
Turkey

Born in Hamburg (Allemagne), 1973

Fatih Akin is a German filmmaker of Turkish origin. He won the Golden Bear for HEAD ON in 2004 and became one of the most influential European directors. He was 30 years old at that point. At that time he had already completed Film school, two short-films, one documentary about his parents' migration from Turkey to Hamburg and three feature films.

He achieved his following international success with the drama THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007) for which he won the price for BEST SCREENPLAY at Festival de Cannes. The film also received The European Film Award and German Film Award.

For his following film SOUL KITCHEN (2009) Fatih Akin was honoured with the SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY at the Venice Film Festival. With his production company corazón international, founded in 2004, he has produced several films alongside his own productions, including the internationally successful films CHIKO, TAKVA and MIN DÎT. Fatih Akin has been directing his films exclusively for bombero international since 2012. THE CUT was shot in 2013 in Cuba, Canada, Jordan and Germany and is the first bombero international film release.


THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE) is Fatih Akin's fifth fiction feature and makes its world premiere in Competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. 2005's CROSSING THE BRIDGE - THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL presented the variety of music found in contemporary Turkey. 2003's HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND) won the Berlinale Golden Bear, as well as Best Film at the German and European Film Awards.
Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg of Turkish parentage. While studying Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts, he wrote and directed his first short in 1995: SENSIN - YOU'RE THE ONE! (SENSIN - DU BIST ES!), which received the Audience Award at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, followed by WEED (GETUERKT, 1996). His first feature, SHORT SHARP SHOCK (KURZ UND SCHMERZLOS, 1998), won Locarno's Bronze Leopard and the Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Director.

Filmography:
2014 THE CUT
2012 POLLUTING PARADISE (MÜLL IM GARTEN EDEN)
2009 SOUL KITCHEN
2008 NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU (EPISODE)
2007 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE)
2006 CROSSING THE BRIDGE - THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL
2004 HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND)
2002 SOLINO
2001 WIR HABEN VERGESSEN ZURUECKZUKEHREN (documentaire)
2000 JULIE EN JUILLET (IN JULY / IM JULI)
1998 SHORT SHARP SHOCK (KURZ UND SCHMERZLOS)

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www.the-match-factory.com/films/items/the-cut.html

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