You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Strand to release ‘Edge of Heaven’

Multi-storyline film debuted in Cannes

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Fatih Akin’s “Edge of Heaven,” a multistoryline pic that dazzled many critics, as well as the jury in Cannes, which awarded it the Prix du Scenario.

By weaving together stories about six characters, Akin, born in Germany to Turkish parents, explores divergent cultural, generational and class-based points of view. Heading the pic’s cast are Tuncel Kurtiz, a well-regarded Turkish thesp, and Hanna Schygulla, a German star known for roles in Fassbinder films.

“Edge” preemed in Cannes, and the Match Factory has since sold it to more than 60 territories. Pic has already bowed in Germany, where it has racked up 400,000 admissions to date, and admissions in France (170,000) and Turkey (230,000) have been similarly robust.

The movie is Germany’s official entry in the foreign-language film Oscar race. It is also nommed for film, director and screenplay at the European Film Awards.

More Film

  • Berlin Facetime: Director Pascal Plante of

    Berlin Facetime: Director Pascal Plante of 'Fake Tattoos'

    Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Fatih Akin’s “Edge of Heaven,” a multistoryline pic that dazzled many critics, as well as the jury in Cannes, which awarded it the Prix du Scenario. By weaving together stories about six characters, Akin, born in Germany to Turkish parents, explores divergent cultural, generational and class-based points of […]

  • Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten

    Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten Teacher' Sells to Netflix

    Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Fatih Akin’s “Edge of Heaven,” a multistoryline pic that dazzled many critics, as well as the jury in Cannes, which awarded it the Prix du Scenario. By weaving together stories about six characters, Akin, born in Germany to Turkish parents, explores divergent cultural, generational and class-based points of […]

  • 'Mug' Review: Blackhearted Satire on Small-Minded,

    Berlin Film Review: 'Mug'

    Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Fatih Akin’s “Edge of Heaven,” a multistoryline pic that dazzled many critics, as well as the jury in Cannes, which awarded it the Prix du Scenario. By weaving together stories about six characters, Akin, born in Germany to Turkish parents, explores divergent cultural, generational and class-based points of […]

  • Richard Glickman Dead

    Richard Glickman, Engineer and Fog Machine Designer, Dies at 91

    Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Fatih Akin’s “Edge of Heaven,” a multistoryline pic that dazzled many critics, as well as the jury in Cannes, which awarded it the Prix du Scenario. By weaving together stories about six characters, Akin, born in Germany to Turkish parents, explores divergent cultural, generational and class-based points of […]

  • Aga

    Berlin Film Review: 'Ága'

    Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Fatih Akin’s “Edge of Heaven,” a multistoryline pic that dazzled many critics, as well as the jury in Cannes, which awarded it the Prix du Scenario. By weaving together stories about six characters, Akin, born in Germany to Turkish parents, explores divergent cultural, generational and class-based points of […]

  • Guillermo del Toro Shape of Water

    'Shape of Water' Lawsuit Spurs Debate Amid Oscar Voting

    Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Fatih Akin’s “Edge of Heaven,” a multistoryline pic that dazzled many critics, as well as the jury in Cannes, which awarded it the Prix du Scenario. By weaving together stories about six characters, Akin, born in Germany to Turkish parents, explores divergent cultural, generational and class-based points of […]

  • 'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman'

    'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman' Soundtrack Toward One Billion Streams

    Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Fatih Akin’s “Edge of Heaven,” a multistoryline pic that dazzled many critics, as well as the jury in Cannes, which awarded it the Prix du Scenario. By weaving together stories about six characters, Akin, born in Germany to Turkish parents, explores divergent cultural, generational and class-based points of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content