Katja’s life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.
The Golden Globe Best Foreign Language winner In The Fade also won Diane Kruger a Cannes Best Actress award. Based on a true story of neo-Nazi attacks in Hamburg, Germany, Kruger delivers a career-defining performance as a wife and mother dealing with grief that prompts a radical reaction.
This unforgettable thriller is by leading Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head-On), who jets in to London to hold Q&As after the Rio screening of his film at the East End Film Festival (EEFF). The festival will hold a second screening of the film at Curzon Aldgate on Saturday 21 April.
The EEFF 2018 starts today and runs until 29 April. Founded in 2000, EEFF is one of the UK’s largest film festivals offering a rich and diverse programme of films from local and international movie-makers. This year’s programme features several films connected to Turkey, including Onur Saylak’s Daha/More and The Legend of The Ugly King, a documentary on revered actor Yılmaz Güney.
Screenings take place in a variety of venues across the boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Check online for the full programme.
Title: In the Fade
Language: German, with English subtitles
Dates / start times: 18.00 on Saturday 14 April 2018 at Rio Cinema, and 21.00 on Saturday 21 April at Curzon Aldgate
Running time: 106 minutes
Venues: Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB; Curzon Aldgate, Goodman’s Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS, UK
Admission: Rio – £11.50 / £9.50 concessions / Curzon Aldgate £16.50 (£13.50 Curzon members)