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ISTANBUL TALES aka ANLAT ISTANBUL
UK: Diva Film
Cast: Altan Erkekli, Özgu Namal, Çetin Tekindor, Azra Akin, Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan, Mehmet Gunsur, Nejat Isler, Erkan Can, Guven Kirac, Vahide Gördum, Sevket Çoruh, Ismail Hacioglu, Yelda Reynaud, Nurgul Yesilcay, Selim Akgul, Erdem Akakce, Idil uner, Fikret Kuskan, Hasibe Eren, D J Bulent, Serkan Ercan, Hilal Arslan, Ozan Guven, Bulent Inal
Directors: umit unal, Selim Demirdelen, Yucel Yolcu, Kudret Sabanci, Omur Atay
Language: Turkish (English subtitles)
UK: 99 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate violence
UK Release Date: 22 April 2005 (Limited Release - London)
ISTANBUL TALES is a film, in which Istanbul, one of the most alluring cities in the world, tells its tales.
Audiences will discover that Little Red Riding Hood, the Pied Piper, Snow White and Cinderella are not merely the fairytale heroes of books, but that the talesmirror life in Istabul itself.
The film's screenplay was written by umit unal, a prolific writer who highlights how disparate lives can intersect and influence one another.With one murder, for example, the lives of not only the murderer and victim, but also a host of other people change forever. The most insignificant and unconscoius act can produce awesome consequences and the main character of one tale become a side role in another...
ISTANBUL TALES achieves a first in Turkey in that it was shot as a single story by five directors - umit unal (The Pied Piper), Kudret Sabanci (Snow White), Selim Demirdelen (Cinderella), Yucel Yolcu (Sleeping Beauty and Omar Atay (Little Red Riding Hood).