Hamburg director Fatih Akin was in a drive-in cinema for the first time in his life this summer. «I've only been to the drive-in once. Namely, the week before last when I presented my film "Soul Kitchen" here, »said the 46-year-old on Sunday in Hamburg before his film" Tschick "flickered across the screen of the drive-in cinema on the Heiligengeistfeld.
He can well imagine that the drive-in cinema could continue to exist as an additional offer for watching films. «If there is an audience for it, why not. I found it optimal during the Corona period that this was done. » It is also a good thing that the cinemas should be saved somehow with actions like these. "And yes, of course, it was the opportunity for me to see a drive-in cinema from the inside for the first time – without a car, with a bicycle."
However, he could well imagine stopping by in his car for a feature length. "With the right film at the right time, yes of course." In his opinion, car films like “Bullit” or road movies like “Tschick” are particularly suitable for the drive-in screen. That has something of «virtual reality», according to the Hamburg filmmaker. "You experience it with another dimension." In this way, viewers could physically relive the location that appears in the film, i.e. the car.