Friday, January 21, 2005

Gegen die Wand/Head On: London screening and DVD release

The multi-award-winning "Gegen die Wand/Head On", by Fatih Akim, is to receive a special screening at London's Curzon Cinema on January 27 followed by a Q&A session with the director and editor Andrew Bird. "Head On" is a hard-hitting look at two second generation Turkish misfits tearing each other apart in an attempt to get their lives together. It features remarkable performances from the main leads Birol Ünel and particularly Sibel Kekilli (photo).

Gegen die Wand's full awards include:
Best European Film, European Film Awards 2004
Golden Bear, Berlin 2004
FIPRESCI Award, Berlin 2004
Best Actor & Best Actress, Nuremberg 2004
Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Leading Actress, Best Leading Actor, Best Cinematography, German Film Awards 2004

The film, still playing in several countries across Europe, is also being released on DVD in France on January 26. See also Curzon Cinemas.

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