Arabian Nights
A Journey into Arab Cinema

February 1 - 27, 2013

Pera Film parallel to Pera Museum’s temporary exhibition Between Desert and Sea: A Selection from the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts presents “Arabian Nights: A Journey into Arab Cinema.” The program includes the 1975 Palme d’Or Winner at Cannes Film Festival, Chronicle of the Year of Embers as well as important classics from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, as well as recent productions. The ten film selection of fiction and documentary genres exemplify some of the best films of Arab Cinema – from countries such as Jordan, Algeria, Lebanon, Egypt and Palestine. Central to the program “Arabian Nights” is homage to Egyptian director Youssef Chahine with his pivotal, groundbreaking work; Alexandria Trilogy. The program Arabian Nights promises a stunning, unique and enigmatic journey into Arab Cinema.

Chronicle of the Year of Embers

Chronicle of the Year of Embers

A Suspended Life

A Suspended Life

Date Wine

Date Wine

Omar Gatlato

Omar Gatlato

Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt

Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt

The Broken Wings

The Broken Wings

Alexandria Trilogy Alexandria, Again and Forever

Alexandria Trilogy Alexandria, Again and Forever

Alexandria Trilogy Alexandria, Why?

Alexandria Trilogy Alexandria, Why?

Alexandria Trilogy An Egyptian Story

Alexandria Trilogy An Egyptian Story

Program Trailer

Arabian Nights
A Journey into Arab Cinema

Central to the program “Arabian Nights” is homage to Egyptian director Youssef Chahine with his pivotal, groundbreaking work; Alexandria Trilogy. The program Arabian Nights promises a stunning, unique and enigmatic journey into Arab Cinema.

Between Desert and Sea

The result of our collaboration with the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts and comprising modern and contemporary works of various artists from Arab countries around the Mediterranean, the exhibition Between Desert and Sea: A Selection from the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts was hosted by Pera Museum.

Between Desert and Sea

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

In a bid to review the International System of Units (SI), the International Bureau of Weights and Measures gathered at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures on November 16, 2018. Sixty member states have voted for changing four out of seven basic units of measurement. The kilogram is among the modified. Before describing the key points, let us have a closer look into the kilogram and its history.

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Martín Zapater y Clavería, born in Zaragoza on November 12th 1747, came from a family of modest merchants and was taken in to live with a well-to-do aunt, Juana Faguás, and her daughter, Joaquina de Alduy. He studied with Goya in the Escuelas Pías school in Zaragoza from 1752 to 1757 and a friendship arose between them which was to last until the death of Zapater in 1803. 

Chlebowski’s Sultan

Chlebowski’s Sultan

This is one of Stanisław Chlebowski’s larger canvasses dealing with themes other than battles; only Ottoman Life at the Sweet Waters now at the Istanbul Military Museum can compare with it in size.