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Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin: 'I am Starting to Doubt That Art is Able to Change the World'

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts
Jeanine Celeste Pang

"Maybe you'll see the last cigarette I smoke," Fatih Akin said as he took a seat at the table and plunked down his little white box of vice. The filmmaker, 42, sported an easy man bun and fiddled with a set of hotel matches.

The Venice Diaries: Amos Gitai, What Is a Celebrity and the (Attempted) Murder of Italian Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Perhaps if we lifted our collective eyes away from Twitter and Instagram, we would discover that great cinema celebrities are right here among us all.

Martin Scorsese Presides Over the Jury at the Marrakech International Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Marrakech International Film Festival opened this weekend with a ceremony introducing the star-studded jury, including French actress Marion Cotil...

Are the Best Movies for Grown-Ups Being Made Outside the U.S.?

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2011-04-25-farr.jpgWhen it comes to what I call "human-scale" films, the rest of the world is eating our lunch.

Soul Kitchen: Fatih Akin

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Director Fatih Akin follows up Head-On and The Edge of Heaven with Soul Kitchen, a comedy about food, family, and gentrification in Hamburg. It's a delightful dish.

Film Review: Soul Kitchen

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

Soul Kitchen, the latest movie from German-Turkish director Fatih Akin, is quite a change from his two previous films. It's a very funny comedy about various kinds of relationships.

On the Road to Tribeca: Fatih Akin's Films

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joseph Smigelski

I am looking forward to seeing Turkish-German director Fatih Akin's new movie, Soul Kitchen, at Tribeca. I so enjoyed two of his previous films that I decided to watch them again.

Tripping to Tribeca

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joseph Smigelski

So Tribeca, here I come. Sure, I could eventually find some of these films on Netflix, but I'm betting that being at the film festival will enhance my viewing experience exponentially.