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Film Screening at Fabrika –“Head On”

By Mariam Chanishvili
Tuesday, June 12
Within the frame of the German Language Month, film screening, organized by the German Embassy and the Goethe Institute Georgia, took place on June 11 at Fabrika.

The film – “Head-On” (German: Gegen die Wand, literally Against the Wall), which is a 2004 German-Turkish drama film written and directed by Fatih Akin, has won the Golden Bear at the 54th Berlin Film Festival.

It has also won the title of the "Best Film" and the "Audience Award" at the 2004 European Film Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

The film tells the story of a marriage of convenience between two Turks in Hamburg: young Sibel, who is trying to escape the influence of her traditional family, and the older and self-destructive Cahit.

Head-On has received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a "certified fresh" rating of 91%, based on 85 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "A raw, provocative drama about star-crossed love and the lives of immigrants caught between the traditional and modern."

The annual event - German Language Months – features various events every year.

This year, three Embassies are organizing events. The slogan - “Three Countries – One Language” unites Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The main goal is to promote the language and offer educational and entertaining events for visitors.

This year’s program featured meetings with German-language authors and readers, theatre shows, film screenings, various informational meetings for students in order to learn about exchange programs abroad.

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Germany were established on April 13, 1992.

Around 50 agreements have been signed between Georgia and Germany.

The Year of Georgian-German Friendship was celebrated in 2017 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of German settlements across Georgia. In 2018, Georgia will participate as a Guest of Honor in the Frankfurt International Book Fair.