Turkish Airlines, which began to serve its passengers at its new home at Istanbul Airport as of October 29, made a special film on its 85th anniversary.

The film which was directed by Ridley Scott and stars the famous actress Sylvia Hoeks, known for her role in ‘Blade Runner 2049’, promotes Istanbul, its main hub, and also features some surprise innovations.

Created as an expression of its commitment to this historic city and an homage, this six-minute film was directed by renowned director Ridley Scott. Nominated for Oscars three times, Scott is one of the most watched directors of the 20th century. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, the British director’s career is filled with many unforgettable films. The Duellists (1977) received the Best Debut Film Award at Cannes Film Festival. While Alien (1979) is hailed as one of the most beloved sci-fi series of all time, Scott became one of the most praised directors in the world. In 1982, he directed another sci-fi legend Blade Runner. In 2000, he directed Gladiator.

Turkish Airlines’ short film for Istanbul portrays two famous actresses: Sylvia Hoeks and Aure Atika.

Featuring locations such as Istanbul Airport, Çırağan Palace, Şerefiye (Theodosius) Cistern, and Ortaköy Square, the movie was filmed in four days. Enamored by the atmosphere of the cistern, Scott made some references to some of his movies during the scene he filmed here.

The short film, which portrays the story through action-based visuals instead of dialogue, will be released on all social media platforms. To this end, there are four promotional versions of the film in different lengths. See the preview below

Source: Turkish Airlines

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