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January 08, 2009

Maynooth Film for All: Film Club screen The Edge of Heaven

Happy New Year to all our members from Maynooth Film For All, Film Club. Thank you for your support in 2008 and we look forward to seeing you
all back for our continuing season in 2009.

Writer, Director Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven will be screened on Wednesday 14th January @ 7.45pm. Please Note – there is a change of venue – for one night only we will be in Callan Hall on the old campus of NUI Maynooth.

Edge of Heaven

The destinies of six characters are bound together by fate in this gripping and moving feature from acclaimed director Fatih Akin (Head On, Crossing the Bridge). The film opens and closes in Turkey during a bayram (Turkish festival or holiday). The story begins as widower Ali seeks out companionship, setting in motion a chain of events that will link three families across different cultures, countries and generations. Skillfully constructed and brilliantly played by an outstanding cast.

The point at which a good director crosses the career bridge to become a substantial international talent is vividly clear in The Edge of Heaven, an utterly assured, profoundly moving fifth feature by Fatih Akin.

All the screenings are preceded by a brief introduction and some contextual information by staff from various Departments of NUI Maynooth, with a chance to engage in some lively chat and discussion afterwards.

These screenings are friendly, informal and intimate- a chance to see top quality art-house cinema from around the world, in friendly company.

Membership is open to all over 18yrs. and costs a recession-beating €27.00 for the remaining season of five films. Cost to students €2.00 per screening with valid student card and admission for non members is €8 on the night.

For joining and full membership details for Maynooth Film for all Film Club log onto Or telephone Maynooth Community Library on 01 6285530 Email:

The Arts Service and Media Studies Dept., NUI Maynooth welcomes feedback and suggestions re film club programming and development. For further information or queries please contact Brenda Brady Tel: 045 448328 or Email: