A film about Istanbul and love, A Postcard from Istanbul was shot at the historical locations of the city and at The St. Regis Istanbul.
“A Postcard from Istanbul is based on a concept I conceived on one of my many journeys to Istanbul, a city I have long revered and have grown to love,” said John Malkovich. “Being in Istanbul is like being in a dream cloaked in dazzling colours, intriguing sounds and a cornucopia of flavours. Together with St. Regis, I hope to bring to screen the allure and richness that this remarkable destination has to offer.”
A Postcard from Istanbul follows a screenwriter, played by Sands, who goes to Istanbul with the hopes of finding inspiration to write a screenplay based on a novel he has long admired. A beautiful guide, played by Bilgin, introduces him to the city’s sights, sounds and flavours. In the end, he walks away with a love of the city and more. This film is set to a specially-produced soundtrack with music by Turkish jazz musician İlhan Erşahin as well as an evocative poem “I am Listening to Istanbul” by Turkish poet Orhan Veli Kanik.
“John Malkovich and the St. Regis brand have a shared passion for the fascinating and enigmatic city of Istanbul, a destination that has so much to offer,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President, Luxury Brands, Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Europe, Africa and Middle East. “It made perfect sense to work with John on this film which pays homage to the beauty, the mystery, the history and the people of Istanbul as we debut our first St. Regis hotel in Turkey in the heart of this wonderful city.”
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Follow “A Postcard from Istanbul”
Trace the footsteps of Malkovich, Sands and Bilgin with an exclusive “A Postcard from Istanbul” experience created by The St. Regis Istanbul. This includes a two-night stay in a Cosmopolitan Suite where the film was shot, overlooking the scenic Maçka Park, Bosphorus and the chic Abdi İpekçi Street; breakfast for two at Spago, the rooftop restaurant and lounge by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck; a full-day tour with a dedicated guide to discover the city’s cultural and historical landmarks such as Hagia Sophia, Rumeli Fortress, Grand Bazaar and Basilica Cistern; and a private boat ride along the Bosphorus. Prices start from 7,725 Euro, excluding VAT.