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Films: - Fathers

Solino

Year of release: 2002

Directed by: Fatih Akin

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Gigi returns to Solino and marries Ada

Solino is the name of a small Italian town and the place where the film begins and ends. From here, the Amato family – consisting of father Romano, mother Rosa and their sons Gigi and Giancarlo – set off in search of a new and economically more prosperous life in Germany. The film essentially depicts the experience of Italian guest workers who were ‘invited’ by the German government in the 1950s and sixties to contribute with their labour force to the economic miracle. 

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Filed under: Fathers | History | Journey | Mothers | Wedding / Marriage

The Adventures of Felix / Drôle de Félix

Year of release: 2000

Directed by: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

When Felix, a gay, HIV-positive man of mixed French Maghrebi descent, loses his job in Dieppe he takes the opportunity to embark  upon a journey in search of his father, whom he never met.

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Filed under: Fathers | Journey | Maghrebi French | Queer diaspora

The Edge of Heaven / Auf der anderen Seite

Year of release: 2007

Directed by: Fatih Akin

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Courtesy of Corazón International

The film traces the journeys of sons and daughters, mothers and fathers between Turkey and Germany, searching for each other. In the process, families fall apart through conflicts and sudden deaths and, in the end, new familial bonds are forged.

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Filed under: Fathers | Journey | Mothers | Queer diaspora | Turkish German

The Namesake

Year of release: 2007

Directed by: Mira Nair

Family drama about Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli, a Bengali couple who emigrate from Calcutta to New York in the late 1970s, where their two children, Gogol and Sonia, are born.

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Filed under: Fathers | Inter-ethnic romance | Mothers | Sons | South Asian diaspora | Wedding / Marriage

Tour Abroad / Auslandstournee

Year of release: 2000

Directed by: Ayse Polat

Ayse Polat’s road movie cum coming-of-age film Tour Abroad, which has been compared to Central Station (Walter Salles, Brazil, 1998) and Kolya (Jan Sverak, Czech Republic, 1997) and Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders, 1974), sketches the development of a father-daughter relationship  between an orphaned eleven-year-old girl and a would-be Turkish drag queen.

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Filed under: Coming of age | Daughters | Fathers | Journey | Mothers | Queer diaspora | Turkish German

West Is West

Year of release: 2011

Directed by: Andy de Emmony

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Courtesy of Assassin Films

Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard.

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Filed under: Asian British | Coming of age | Fathers | Journey | Mothers | Patriarchy | Sons | Wedding / Marriage

When We Leave / Die Fremde

Year of release: 2010

Directed by: Feo Aladag

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Courtesy of Independent Artists Filmproduktion

"Stop dreaming!" says the mother to her twenty-five-year-old daughter Umay when she and her young son Cem appear at the door of her parents’ Berlin apartment. Umay has run away from an unhappy marriage in Istanbul and has returned to Berlin because she wants to lead her own life again. She knows that she’s expecting a lot from her parents and siblings but she hopes that their loving relationship will mean more to them than the pressure of social conventions.

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Filed under: Fathers | Inter-ethnic romance | Mothers | Patriarchy | Turkish German

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Levitra Priligy
college doctor