PLANET GALATAA Bridge In Istanbul
Crossmedia Project for ARTE event “Istanbul”
Runtime: 53 min.
Director: Florian Thalhofer and Berke Baş
Production: Kloos & Co. Medien
The Galata bridge in Istanbul is a cosmos of its own. Between shops, restaurants and inrushes of tourists we meet people for who the bridge is home, hope and purpose in life. Among these are: restaurant owner Kemal, Gaffur and Erkan, who work as cook maids at the rival next door, paper collectors Bayram and Erdogan, Sadiye, who after her husband´s death comes to the bridge every day to fish, and Ömer, the controlling director and secret „King“ of the bridge.
Renowned media artist Florian Thalhofer has been engaged with non-linear storytelling for more than a decade. For this cross-media project on the microcosm of Istanbul´s Galata bridge, he teamed up with Turkish filmmaker Berke Baş.
DokFest Sheffield 2010/UK, IDFA 2010/NL, IF Istanbul 2011/Turkey, DOKFest Munich 2011/D