2nd International Istanbul Silent Cinema Days

December 3 - December 6, 2015

Pera Museum hosts 2. International Silent Cinema Days organised by Kino Istanbul.

Bringing together pioneer examples of cinema accompanied by live music, the festival’s corporate partners are Italy’s world famous cinematheque, Cineteca di Bologna, and Eye Filmmuseum, the prestigious film museum of the Netherlands.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Birth of the Modern Woman”, featuring many sections ranging from Diva films, Chaplin and Keaton classics, and never-before published images from the Ottoman era, to German expressionism, Suffragettes, and ‘colored silents’. This year, the festival also presents special screenings to celebrate French movie giant Gaumont’s 120th anniversary and Buster Keaton’s 120th birthday.

In 2015, EYE Filmmuseum published Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema, based entirely on its own archival holdings of films. The Project meets the cinephiles in Turkey with the collaboration of Pera Museum.

December 3

19:00 Charlie Chaplin Shorts

December 4

14:00 Views of Ottoman Empire Selection

16:00 Views of Ottoman Empire Selection

18:00 Nathan the Wise

21:00 Hundred Year Old Films for Pera Museum's 10th Year Fantasia of Color

December 5

15:00 (Sur)real Colors

16:00 Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema

December 6

16:00 Different from the Others

18:00 One Week

(Sur)real Colors

(Sur)real Colors

Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema

Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema

Nathan the Wise

Nathan the Wise

Different from the Others

Different from the Others

Views of Ottoman Empire Selection

Views of Ottoman Empire Selection

Charlie Chaplin Shorts

Charlie Chaplin Shorts

One Week

One Week

Hundred Year Old Films for Pera Museum's 10th Year Fantasia of Color

Hundred Year Old Films for Pera Museum's 10th Year Fantasia of Color

Midnight Stories: COGITO

Midnight Stories: COGITO

Pera Museum Blog is launching a new series of “Techno- Dystopia” stories in collaboration with Turkey’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Arts Association (FABISAD). The Association’s member writers are presenting newly commissioned short stories inspired by the artworks of Katherine Behar as part of the Museum’s Data’s Entry exhibition.

The Golden Horn

The Golden Horn

When regarding the paintings of Istanbul by western painters, Golden Horn has a distinctive place and value. This body of water that separates the Topkapı Palace and the Historical Peninsula, in which monumental edifices are located, from Galata, where westerners and foreign embassies dwell, is as though an interpenetrating boundary.

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Beliefs surrounding illness and healing in Byzantium stem from the myths, astrology, and magic practiced around the Mediterranean by Jews, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Greeks.