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

Five Unmissable Istanbul Paintings of Félix Ziem

Five Unmissable Istanbul Paintings of Félix Ziem

Félix Ziem is accepted as one of the well-known artists of the romantic landscape painting, and has been followed closely by art lovers and collectors of all periods since. He had a profound influence on generations of artists after him, and was the first artist whose works were acquired by the Louvre while he was still alive.

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico. Exactly 47 years from now, before she died in the same city and her beloved Mexico, many things would happen; she’d meet Diego Rivera, become a world-renowned artist, and allow many of her fans to dress like her on Halloween. 

Serpent Head

Serpent Head

The Greek god Apollo and his son Asklepios presided over the realm of medicine and healing. Apollo was also the god of light and sun, whose solar symbolism and association with medicine would become linked to Christ the Physician, and the resurrected.