Fatih AkinGermany / France105 minutes2017ColourGerman
Celebrated German auteur Fatih Akin (Head-On, The Edge of Heaven) returns with this gritty drama about a grief-stricken woman, Katja (Diane Kruger), struggling with the emotional aftermath of a terrorist attack. Katja faces grief and imposing probing from authorities and family alike, and her only relief comes in the form of hard drugs and the thought of what her husband might do in her place. Wrestling between fragile moments of self-destruction and those of unwavering commitment to avenging the deaths of her family, Katja's love for her husband and son is never far away, and neither is her pain. Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Golden Globes, In the Fade is a captivating journey of love, tragedy, and, ultimately, revenge.