AM I NOT A CITIZEN? – BARBARISM, CIVIC AWAKENING AND THE CITY
Atıf Yılmaz´s warm tale of two lonely souls discovering love is an enchanting journey through old Istanbul. Ayşe (Ayla Algan) is a lively young village girl who comes to Istanbul with dreams of becoming an actress. There she meets Haşmet (Sadri Alışık), a bohemian, worldly-wise street photographer who, despite coming from a noble and affluent Istanbul family, now lives in a slum. The longtime Istanbulite anticipates the threats awaiting the innocent and naive Ayşe. He gives her shelter and tries to convince her to give up her dreams of acting, but she is determined to learn about life for herself.