Fatih Akin's latest wins special jury prize in Venice


"Soul Kitchen," a comedy by German-Turkish director Fatih Akin, won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival which ended on Saturday. The film depicts a Hamburg suburb in the throes of gentrification and was the only contender for the prestigious Golden Lion to offer full-bore humor. It represented a departure from the more serious tone of Akin’s 2004 Berlin Golden Bear winner, "Head On," and 2007’s "The Edge of Heaven," which won the screenplay award at Cannes.