2nd International Istanbul Silent Cinema Days

December 3 - 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

Postcard Nudes

Postcard Nudes

The various states of viewing nudity entered the Ottoman world on postcards before paintings. These postcards appeared in the 1890s, and became widespread in the 1910s, following the proclamation of the Second Constitutional Monarchy, traveling from hand to hand, city to city. 

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.

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber was born in Bosanski Petrovac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, on January 1st. He was the first son of Muhammed Berber and Sadika Berber, a well-known weaver and embroiderer. A year later, the family moved to Banja Luka after the city had suffered damage from the World War II.