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MoMA Presents: Asli Ozge’s Men on the Bridge

June 20–25, 2012

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Three men work on a traffic-congested Istanbul bridge that spans the Bosphorus—the dividing line between Europe and Asia. Fikret, a young man without papers, sells roses while avoiding the police, including Murat, and skirting the taxis whose drivers, like Umut, add to chronic traffic jams that reduce bridge crossing to a snail’s pace. Ozge’s feature debut reveals the drama, sadness, and hope in the everyday lives of her protagonists, each of whom yearns for something better. Men on the Bridge is a revelatory portrait of a cosmopolis in flux.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film.
<i>Men on the Bridge.</i> 2009. Turkey/Germany/The Netherlands. Directed by Asli Ozge

Men on the Bridge. 2009. Turkey/Germany/The Netherlands. Directed by Asli Ozge