March 17, 2018
In The Fade Q&A with Diane KrugerMarch 18, 2018
Thriller / 2017 / 106 minutes
A revenge thriller told from a refreshingly unique cultural perspective, German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin’s 2017 film In the Fade treads into challenging emotional territory that extends well beyond genre borders. Told in three distinct acts, the film is a showcase for lead Diane Kruger, a fierce, heart-wrenching portrayal of a German wife and mother seeking justice for the lost lives of her Kurdish husband and 5 year-old son, both killed in a bomb attack she believes was perpetrated by a neo-Nazi movement. Uninterested in pat answers or platitudes, Akin fearlessly takes the story into deeply uncomfortable territory, tackling the universal frustration of dealing with a governmental bureaucracy and justice system entrenched in racism, and with Kruger has an actress capable of shouldering all of the devastating emotional weight and anger demanded by the role. The title is a reference to a Queens of the Stone Age song by Josh Homme, who also composed the music for the film.
Q&A with Diane Kruger to follow screening