Fatih Akin’s In the Fade is all about a mother’s terrible sorrow

2 (764 x 430)Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin, who lives in Germany, was back at Cannes with his new movie, In the Fade, which has garnered divided opinions, reports Hindustan Times
Turkish moviemaker Fatih Akin, who lives in Germany, was back at the Cannes Film Festival with his latest outing, In the Fade.
His last Croisette visit was as long ago as 2007, when he brought his The Edge of Heaven to clinch the best screenplay award.
A story about loneliness, desperation and a sense of hope and hopelessness, The Edge Of Heaven was a great hit in Cannes. But unfortunately, not In the Fade. Which seems to have divided opinion. An Indian journalist, revered and reviled for his right-wing extremism, saw Akin’s work as one propagating and promoting suicide bombing.
This writer did not. Nor did a French lady, who works in one of the country’s government departments. She felt that it was “a beautiful story of a German mother’s angst at having lost her six-year-old son and her Turkish husband in a Neo-Nazi attack”.


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