Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Edge of Heaven (Yasamin Kiyisinda)

****½Margaret ****½ David, from ABC’s ‘At the Movies’

‘… truly is a major achievement…’ Margaret Pomeranz

‘….It's terrific…’ David Stratton

Thursday 4th September
6pm pre-screening drinks and nibbles 6.30pm screening
Wehl Street Theatre, Mount Gambier
Winner of The Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, The Edge of Heaven is Fatih Akin's fifth feature. Recently nominated as the German entry for Best Foreign Film Academy Awards 2008.This film sure to engage and enthrall audiences

"Anyone who enjoyed Babel will... enjoy The Edge of Heaven." Cinematical, Cannes

"...gorgeously shot, and full of rich performances." Cinematical, Cannes

Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey, where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten. (Synposis courtesy Sharmill Films)

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