Fatih Akin Film "Solino" at the German Cultural Center
(© Fatih Akin)
As part of the "Deutschlandwochen 2011", we are continuing to screen seven films by German director Fatih Akin. Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg to parents of Turkish origin. The lives of Turks and people with Turkish migration background in Germany are a recurring theme of his movies. His national and international breakthrough came in 2004 with his movie Head On.
The film "Solino"
Enlarge image (© Fatih Akin) In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa, and their two sons, Giancarlo and Gigi, emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first pizza restaurant in town. Their business does well and both children get used to Germany. Ten years later, the brothers fall in love with the same woman; they break ties with each other and Gigi returns to Solino with his mother. A decade later both meet again and have a look back on their lives. Using picturesque and nostalgic images, Fatih Akin recounts an epic family tale spanning twenty years, a story of homesickness, coming of age, professional success and personal unhappiness.
Fatih Akin, 2002, 124 minutes, German w/ English subtitles
Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center
1197 Peachtree Street
Colony Square, Plaza Level
Atlanta, GA 30361