The tale of two lost souls, in which young Sibel, desperate to escape her suffocatingly traditional family, convinces disillusioned alcoholic Cahit to marry her. After their wedding, the two live together as flatmates but gradually fall in love with each other… However, problems arise quickly.
Winner of the Golden Bear, top prize of the Berlin Film Festival, acclaimed director Fatih Akin’s Head-On is a raw, emotional love story. Both epic and intimate, and as direct and forceful as its title, it captures irony and complexity in the way only the best humanist drama can.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States