Director, Screenwriter: Fatih Akin | Germany, France | | In German with English subtitles | 106 mins | 18+,
Straight from Competition in Cannes, a new thriller from acclaimed director Fatih Akin, in which Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, Farewell My Queen) gives a rare German-language performance. Set in Hamburg, the film is about the aftermath of an explosion. Katja’s life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. But after the time of mourning and injustice comes the time for revenge. Whether making complex dramas like Head-On (which won the Berlinale Golden Bear in 2004) and The Edge of Heaven (Best Screenplay winner at Cannes 2007), or vibrant comedies like Soul Kitchen and Goodbye Berlin, Akin brings a distinctive energy and a keen understanding of German society to his films. The timely In the Fade is no exception, and finds him at his searching, pointed best.
"A thriller made riveting by an emotional performance from Diane Kruger." – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Tickets are available from the Travelling Film Festival website until Thursday 9 November at 5pm. After this time, tickets can be purchased via the cinema's website, or in person at the venue.