VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

CROSSING THE BRIDGE - THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL

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CROSSING THE BRIDGE - THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL

Fatih Akin
D, 2005
Documentaries, 90min, OF

CROSSING THE BRIDGE - THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL

Fatih Akin
D, 2005
Documentaries, 90min, OF

Actors: 
Alexander Hacke sowie Musiker und Gruppen aus Istanbul
Screenplay: 
Fatih Akin
Sound: 
Johannes Grehl
Camera: 
Hervé Dieu
Editor: 
Andrew Bird
Composer: 
Alexander Hacke

Production: 
Intervista Digital Media GmbH Leverkusenstraße 54 22761 Hamburg T 40 85 35 19 00 info@intervista.tv
World Sales: 
Bavaria Film International Bavariafilmplatz 8 82031 Geiselgasteig, Deutschland T 89 64 99 26 86, bavaria.international@bavaria-film.de
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Mariahilfer Straße 58/7 1070 Wien T 1 523 43 62 office@filmladen.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Five years after making Wir haben vergessen zurückzukehren, Fatih Akin revisits the documentary genre to portray the daily life, rich with musical and cultural wealth, of the inhabitants of Istanbul, the great metropolis located at the crossroads between Orient and Occident. Crossing the Bridge is a documentary about musical, cultural and every-day life. One of the main personalities on screen is musician and composer Alexander Hacke, a veteran of the German avant-garde music scene, who arrives in Istanbul to meet the members of the neo-psychedelic band Baba Zula. With their guidance, he succeeds in assembling a collage of Istanbuls musical diversity.