Berlin & Beyond San Francisco Special Preview
Nominated for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language at the 75th Golden Globe Awards 2018:
With great anticipation for the Goethe-Institut San Francisco’s 22nd Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (February 9-14, 2018), we are proud to present the San Francisco Special Preview of Germany’s Official Entry to the 2018 Academy Awards®, Fatih Akin’s IN THE FADE, starring Diane Kruger in her riveting, first-ever German-language role which garnered her the prestigious Best Actress Award at Festival de Cannes.
Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.
(Color, 105 min., 2017)