If you don’t know the German/Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin, you should. With his searing film Head-On (2004) he ascended to the front ranks of the young European directors, and made one of my favorite films of the decade so far.

His films are consistently about human relationships: men and women, parents and children, and most interestingly Westerners and the Arab world. As a German born of Turkish parents he has an intriguing perspective on European and Turkish dynamics.

Plus his films are frequently really funny! His new project is going to reunite him with his frequent collaborator and co-lead of Head-On, Birol Ünel as well as “German actor Americans know the face of” Moritz Bleibtreu. I can’t wait.

h/t Twitch

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