The lovely Ayşe moves from her country village to Istanbul in the hope of becoming an actress. One day she meets Haşmet, a grumpy, world-weary street photographer. He takes it upon himself to cure Ayşe of what he sees as her blind optimism, but some of it begins to rub off on the old cynic.
A melancholic love letter to Istanbul, this classical melodrama is a tale of two lonely souls contending with a changing social landscape. Full of iconic scenes depicting the Bosphorus in the ’60s, Oh, Beautiful Istanbul brings together two legends of Turkish cinema, Atıf Yılmaz and Sadri Alışık.
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong