Cinemex – 11:30 hrs
Fatih Akin is an essential figure of the New German Cinema due to his keen vision of social problems, as well as for endowing each of his works with an essential character. The award-winning director will receive a tribute this Wednesday at the Juarez Theater, the place where GIFF honors the most important figures of world cinema every year. As a preamble to this honor bestowed upon him in Guanajuato, The Cut, one of the highlights of his filmography, will be screened in San Miguel de Allende.
The Cut, a film that premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2014, recounts the experiences of Nogués Manoogian, a young Armenian who loses his family, speech and faith after genocide in World War I. One night he learns that his daughters may be alive and decides to go on a quest. An epic drama mixed with a Western, this film digs deep into a painful sore of Turkish history and analyzes the repercussions of the event in different parts of the world.