Next screening is fitting for a belated Valentine’s Day – intertwined stories about love and marriage set against the Turkish German community in Berlin
EVET – ICH WILL! – I DO!
(2009, 90 min, dir. Sinan Akkus, English subtitles)
DATE: 18 FEBRUARY
TIME: 5.00 p.m.
VENUE: Howard College, MTB West Wing 1st Floor, German Programme, Media Room F251
The movie revolves around three different couples who have to overcome familial and cultural obstacles to be with their ones they love. A man looking for a bride-for-hire also learns the hard way that expectations and reality do not always come together well. (imdb.com)
After a melodramatic kidnapping and revolver swinging, all is well in the end. There may be a few clichés, but it is fun to watch the well-chosen cast performing a kaleidoscope of complicated emotions. It takes some effort for folks of various cultures to come to terms with each other. Serious problems become hilarious but are never abused, and you can relax with good-humoured laughter. Sinan Akkus wrote the script and directed his film with swift tempo. After his acclaimed short films, this is his first full-length film. Sit back and enjoy this German-Turkish-Kurdish love comedy! (https://www.kinocritics.com/film_review.php?f=865)
Looking very much forward to seeing you there!
Dr Marion Pape
Head, German Studies
University of KwaZulu-Natal
School of Arts
Tel: 0027-31-260 1086 / 2380
Fax: 0027-31-260 1242