This article explores Turkish German film director Fatih Akin's search for his roots and identity via the representation of urban space in his fiction and documentary films. Through the analyses of In July (2000), Head-on (2004), Crossing the Bridge (2005) and The Edge of Heaven (2007), the study focuses on Istanbul, and its portrayal by the Hamburg-based filmmaker. The fact that Akin uses the city as a vehicle to open up a discussion on belonging and identity is in the heart of the research, which is written from an architectural point of view..
|Translated title of the contribution||Representing Reality in Fatih Akin Films|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Betonart: Concrete, Architecture and Design|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2014|
- Urban Space
- Fatih Akin
- Film Space