The festival description doesn't quite do justice to the scope of this film. Just to give you a sense here's the official blurb, "In The Edge of Heaven, writer-director Fatih Akin gives us an exquisitely moving yet resolutely unsentimental story of six people whose lives intersect in Germany and Turkey. When a Turkish septuagenarian hires a prostitute as his live-in lover, their children are sent on a journey of loss, discovery, and love." The description is technically accurate but gives the impression that the movie is a movie centered around one character. Instead it's a far more complex series of goings on that you get to ride along for.
Strongly recommend this film. I'm not going to get into the storyline details as I thing that would detract from the film. It's probably my favorite press screenings so far this year. Likely one of the top things I've seen this year. The characters are interesting, the storytelling technique is non linear without being confusing and the film truly doesn't let you guess where the story is going. This is not a happy movie but I left feeling positive. Either it's the message or just the experience of enjoying the ride. Truly not sure which but I'm glad to have seen it.
BTW - I've included the IMDB link for this film. But do yourself a favor and don't check it out until you've seen the movie. It's "summary" is far too specific and pretty much lays out some of the bigger moments in the film when you should get to enjoy them as they happen on screen.
Tickets for festival screenings are available here.