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

At The Well

At The Well

Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz discovered the Orient in 1877, touring Syria, Egypt, Turkey, and the Crimea with Władysław Branicki. This experience made a profound impression on him, and he was to continuously revisit Eastern themes in his works for the rest of his life. 

Rational Medicine in Byzantium

Rational Medicine in Byzantium

Byzantine medical art was grounded in the Greco-Roman medicine transmitted by Hippocrates and Galen and new concepts introduced by such physicians as Oribasios of Pergamon, Aetius of Amida, Alexander of Tralles and Paul of Aegina. 

Niko Pirosmani

Niko Pirosmani

“A nameless Egyptian fresco, an African idol or a vase from Crete: we should behold Pirosmani’s art among them. Only this way it is possible to conceive it genuinely … …You see Pirosmani – you believe in Georgia”.
Grigol Robakidze