10TH BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVALSM

Colors of Turkey

Festival Program


New Turkish Cinema at the Brattle Theater

 
KEBAB CONNECTION 
 
 
Directed by Anno Saul
Screenplay by Fatih Akin, Ruth Toma, Jan Berger, Anno Saul
 
 
Cast: Nora Tschirner, Denis Moschitto, Guven Kirac, Hasan Ali Mete, Sibel Kekilli, Adnan Maral
 
 
2004, 96 minutes
In German with English subtitles
 
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 3:00pm
(Screened with An Eye for A Tooth)
 
 
Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge
Validated parking at University Place Garage and Charles Square Garage

 

 
Director ANNO SAUL:
 
Anno Saul was born in 1963 in Bonn. He initially studied at the Jesuit College for Philosophy in Munich, followed by studies from 1985-1990 at the Academy of Television & Film, also in Munich. He made his first television film, "Entführung für Anfänger, in 1987. His short film "Unter Freunden" received the Max Ophüls Award and his debut feature film "Grüne Wüste" won the Audience Award at the Cinequest Film Festival in San José. 
Selected Filmography:
Kebab Connection (2005)
Die Novizin (2002)
Grüne Wüste (The Green Desert, 1999)
Zur Zeit zu zweit (1998)
Flirt mit Folgen (Blind Date, 1998)
Alte Liebe, alte Sünde (1997)
Und morgen fängt das Leben an (1996)
Unter Freunden (1988)

 

 

 
Synopsis:
 
Kebab Connection is a comedic tale of two fast food stands - one Turkish, the other Greek - a frustrated filmmaker, the coolest commercial of all time, intercultural love, forbidden romance and  the local mafia! The young Turkish hip-hopper Ibo wants to make the first German Kung-Fu film, so he practices by making an extremely successful commercial spot for his uncle’s kebab stand. Everything seems to be going his way until his girlfriend tells him she’s pregnant ... 
 
 
Festivals and Awards:
 
Brooklyn International Film Festival (2005)
Festival of German Cinema, Spain (2005)
Raindance East Film Festival, U.K. (2005)
Festival of German Films, Australia (2005)
Febiofest, Czech Republic (2005)
Turkish-German Film Festival, Germany (2005)
Berlin International Film Festival (2005)
Göteborg Film Festival (2005)
Tromso International Film Festival (2005)
Max Ophüls Film Festival, Germany (2005)
Lünen Film Festival, Germany (2004)
Hofer Film Days, Germany (2004)