The Istanbul Film Festival has been running the project Turkish Classics Revisited with the support of Zurich Sigorta, restoring significant works of Turkish cinema and reintroducing them to contemporary viewers. This year, esteemed director Atıf Yılmaz’s 1987 masterpiece Asiye Nasıl Kurtulur / How to Save Asiye will be restored by Atlas Post Production to be screened during the 39th Istanbul Film Festival which will run 10-21 April.
Honorary Cinema Award winner at 36. Istanbul Film Festival Barış Pirhasan wrote the script of How to Save Asiye adapting the eponymous stage play by Vasıf Öngören to be directed Atıf Yılmaz, a prolific filmmaker celebrated for his progressive approach to the representation of women on screen.
How to Save Asiye in which this year’s Istanbul Film Festival Cinema Honorary Award owner Hümeyra plays a leading part, will be screened from its digital copy restored by Atlas Post Production with the support of Zurich Sigorta.