// 27.02.2020, 5.00 pm
// Marek Edelman Dialogue Center, 83. Wojska Polskiego St., Survivors’ Park
// free admission
IN THE FADE (Aus dem Nichts), directed by Fatih Akin, Germany, France 2017 [106’]
Starring: Diane Kruger, Numan Acar, Ulrich Tukur, Johannes Krisch, Jessica McIntyre
When her husband Nuri and six-year-old son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack, Katja begins a search for answers that makes the mourning process all the more painful, complicated as it is by a thirst for revenge on the hand and a self-destructive streak on the other. The trial of two neo-Nazi suspects pushes her to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.
Diane Kruger won Best Actress at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for her role in this raw, gripping German drama, written and directed by Fatih Akin (Head On, DFF27). As the German-born son of Turkish immigrants, Akin was inspired by a real-life spate of xenophobic terrorist attacks in Germany in the 2000s.
OPEN CINEMA is part of the OPEN ŁÓDŹ project, organized by the University of Łódź, the Municipal Police Headquarters in Łódź, and the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center. One of the aims of the project is to develop common strategies for improving the safety of foreign nationals in Łódź and for their increased integration with the local community. The workshops in intercultural communication for police officers, English language courses, and trainings for foreign nationals devoted to safety issues will include screenings of movies from all over the world.
Screenings planned as part of the OPEN CINEMA series include some of the most prominent pictures released in recent years which depict various cultural and linguistic circles, such as Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows”, Fatih Akin’s “In the Fade”, Kirill Serebrennikov’s “Leto”, or Liev Schreiber’s “Everything is Illumination”.