Sunday, August 31, 2014

Venice 71: Film Festival – The Cut – Fatih Akin

 Photograph courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

Venice 71: Film Festival – The Cut – Fatih Akin. Fatih Akin’s The Cut stars Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi, Simon Abkarian and George Georgiou. Armenian man, Nazareth Manoogian, after surviving the genocide learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them. This takes him from his village Mardin to Mesopotamian deserts, Havana and finally North Dakota. “The Cut is an epic film, a drama, an adventure movie and a western all rolled into one. The film may be set a hundred years ago, but it could not be more topical: it tells a tale of war and displacement, as well as portraying the power of love and hope, which enables us to achieve the unimaginable. The Cut is the conclusion of the Love, Death and the Devil trilogy. It explores the theme of “the devil,” examining evil and the harm we are capable of inflicting on others—both unwittingly and deliberately—showing the fine line that often separates good from evil. The Cut has become a very personal film. Thematically, it explores my conscience and formally it expresses my passion for the medium of film.” The director Fatih Akin states.
Above. The director Fatih Akin.

 Photograph courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

The Cut

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