AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE (THE EDGE OF HEAVEN)
Ali, a retired Turkish widower, lives in Germany with his son, Nejat, a university lecturer. Ali takes in Yeter, a Turkish woman. When she dies, Nejat goes to Turkey to find Yeter's daughter, Ayten, a political activist, but she has fled to Germany. There, she lives with Lotte, whose mother Susanne disapproves. Istanbul calls Ayten, Lotte and Susanne in turn. From the gifted director of Head-On, this is an elegy on death, new beginnings, the mystery of interwoven lives and the longing for home. It won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes 2007.
Running Time: 122 mins | Language: German, Turkish & English dialogue with English subtitles
Director: Robert Thalheim | Country: Germany | DIFF Section: The Cultural Bridge, The Dubai Gala Screenings