You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Fatih Akin’s ‘Soul Kitchen’ heats up

FFA grants romantic comedy $5.1 million

COLOGNE — Turkish-German helmer Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen,” which had been put on the back burner while “The Edge of Heaven” was pushed into production, is cooking once more.

The Hamburg-set romantic comedy, which was first unveiled in 2004, has been handed E3.2 million ($5.1 million) in production support by German funding org FFA in its May session.

The FFA also gave some $900,000 to Soenke Wortmann’s “Pope Joan,” which will star Johanna Wokalek, and the same amount to Michael Bully Herbig’s comedy “Vicky the Viking.”

Other projects announced through the FFA were David Sieveking’s “David Wants to Fly,” Christian Stahl’s “Gangster,” Angela Schanelec’s “Orly, Poem 1-4,” Lars Jessen’s “Dorfpunks,” Ayse Golat’s “Luks Glueck” (Luk’s Luck), Peter Timm’s “Liebe Mauer” (Dear Wall) and Markus Goller’s “Friendship.”

In other news, production coin totaling $3.1 million was announced by MFG, the public funder of the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg.

The org awarded coin to big screen dramas like Miguel Alexandre’s “Kindersuche,” Jochen Nitsch’s “Mamas Seele,” Marc Rensing’s “Parcour,” Anne Wild’s “Schwestern” and Didi Danquart’s “Der Flur.”

Documentaries funded include TeamWorx’s “Remake, Remix, Ripoff,” in which Cem Kaya traces the cinematic development of Turkey in the 1960s and 70s in the shadow of European and American cinema.

More Film

  • 'Incident in a Ghostland' Review

    Film Review: 'Incident in a Ghostland'

    COLOGNE — Turkish-German helmer Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen,” which had been put on the back burner while “The Edge of Heaven” was pushed into production, is cooking once more. The Hamburg-set romantic comedy, which was first unveiled in 2004, has been handed E3.2 million ($5.1 million) in production support by German funding org FFA in […]

  • Scoot McNairy'Batman v Superman: Dawn of

    Film News Roundup: Scoot McNairy Joins Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

    COLOGNE — Turkish-German helmer Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen,” which had been put on the back burner while “The Edge of Heaven” was pushed into production, is cooking once more. The Hamburg-set romantic comedy, which was first unveiled in 2004, has been handed E3.2 million ($5.1 million) in production support by German funding org FFA in […]

  • Gretchen Carlson

    Gretchen Carlson on How Her Roger Ailes Lawsuit Affected the Cosby Case

    COLOGNE — Turkish-German helmer Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen,” which had been put on the back burner while “The Edge of Heaven” was pushed into production, is cooking once more. The Hamburg-set romantic comedy, which was first unveiled in 2004, has been handed E3.2 million ($5.1 million) in production support by German funding org FFA in […]

  • 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' Tracks

    'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' on Track for $40 Million-Plus Opening

    COLOGNE — Turkish-German helmer Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen,” which had been put on the back burner while “The Edge of Heaven” was pushed into production, is cooking once more. The Hamburg-set romantic comedy, which was first unveiled in 2004, has been handed E3.2 million ($5.1 million) in production support by German funding org FFA in […]

  • Actor Johnny Depp poses for photographers

    Johnny Depp: Rolling Stone Profile Latest Sign Actor Is PR Liability

    COLOGNE — Turkish-German helmer Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen,” which had been put on the back burner while “The Edge of Heaven” was pushed into production, is cooking once more. The Hamburg-set romantic comedy, which was first unveiled in 2004, has been handed E3.2 million ($5.1 million) in production support by German funding org FFA in […]

  • Film review: Budapest Noir

    Film Review: 'Budapest Noir'

    COLOGNE — Turkish-German helmer Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen,” which had been put on the back burner while “The Edge of Heaven” was pushed into production, is cooking once more. The Hamburg-set romantic comedy, which was first unveiled in 2004, has been handed E3.2 million ($5.1 million) in production support by German funding org FFA in […]

  • Johnny Depp

    The Most Shocking Revelations From Johnny Depp's Rolling Stone Interview

    COLOGNE — Turkish-German helmer Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen,” which had been put on the back burner while “The Edge of Heaven” was pushed into production, is cooking once more. The Hamburg-set romantic comedy, which was first unveiled in 2004, has been handed E3.2 million ($5.1 million) in production support by German funding org FFA in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content