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East, West and CentreReframing post-1989 European Cinema$
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Michael Gott and Todd Herzog

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748694150

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.001.0001

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Fatih Akın’s Filmic Visions of a New Europe

Fatih Akın’s Filmic Visions of a New Europe

Spatial and Aural Constructions of Europe in Im Juli/In July (2000)

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(p.79) Chapter 5 Fatih Akın’s Filmic Visions of a New Europe
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East, West and Centre
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Berna Gueneli

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.003.0005

This chapter turns its attention to Fatih Akin, who is one of the most prominent directors in Germany and Europe today. Gueneli argues that Akın's cinematic Europe challenges existing notions of a clear-cut and nationally-oriented Europe. In developing this argument, she looks at the specificities of sound and mise-en-scène, particularly in the road movie Im Juli (In July, 2000), but also references his more recent films. Akın's cinematic Europe features a connected and expanding European space. Akın's filmic visions of Europe contribute to the ongoing renegotiations of what constitutes Europe. The films construct a complex, cosmopolitan, tolerant, and mobile Europe, which promote ethnic, religious, and lingual diversity. This interconnectedness of a formerly divided European North/South and East/West is reflected through what Gueneli terms the aesthetics of heterogeneity in Akin's cinema.

Keywords:   Fatih Akin, Migration, Turkey, Turkish cinema, Road movies, sound (in cinema), mise-en-scène, Europe, German cinema

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