Three friends live practically on the streets of Istanbul, cadging small jobs to make ends meet. Then they meet Gül, a beautiful blind girl who has given up all hope. The friends decide to pretend that they’re actually wealthy socialites who together share a classic villa in a posh part of town.
Memduh Ün’s classical melodrama has been a source of inspiration for the Yeşilçam Era for many decades. Penned together with other great auteurs of Turkish cinema, such as Metin Erksan and Atıf Yılmaz, Three Friends is a hopeful and heartfelt story about human dignity and class mobilization.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States