Director Fatih Akin won a Golden Globe Sunday (January 7, 2018) in the category “Best foreign language film” for his movie “In the fade” – a thriller set in Hamburg and starring German actress Diane Kruger in the role of a grief-stricken woman robbed of her husband and son in a bomb attack. Funded among others by Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH), the movie’s win is considered an indication of a possible Oscar nod when the nominees are announced on January 23, 2018. “The film is very personal,” NDR quoted a delighted Akin as saying.
Akin’s ties to Hamburg – film location
Commenting on the win, Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media said: “Richly deserved! Congratulations to Fatih Akin! Winning the Golden Globe is a great reward. Fatih Akin and Diane Kruger have managed to bring the highly-controversial, topical issue of right-wing extremism and taking the law into one’s own hands to an international audience.“
Brosda added: “The film has now scooped one of the world’s most important movie awards and bears witness not only to the relevance of the film’s subject, but especially to Fatih Akin’s great skill as a director. His work is as closely linked to his hometown as the movie location Hamburg is at long last and deservedly linked to the world renowned director Fatih Akin.“
“In the Fade” was produced by bombero international, Warner Bros, Film Productions Germany in co-production with Macassar Productions, Pathé and corazón international. The movie was funded by FFHSH, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), the German Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media” (BKM) and the FFA German Federal Film Board as well as the Filmstiftung NRW.
Last May, Kruger won a Golden Palm in the “Best Actress” category at the 70th Festival de Cannes for her role.
Sources and further information:
Ministry of Culture and Media