Experimental Stories for a New Year

January 12 - January 30, 2013

The program Experimental Stories for a New Year, presented in parallel to Mind's Eye: Documentaries of François Caillat is composed of five documentaries presenting a selection by the filmmaker François Caillat. Organized by Pera Film in collaboration with l'Institut français the director's specific selection captures documentaries that deal with subjects and themes that are not out in the open, well known or even acknowledged. The selection underlines the beauty of documentary filmmaking how the genre is capable of capturing the invisible and how the alternative, the experimental with motif, style and method create powerful imagery of stunning stories.

Odessa...Odessa!

Odessa...Odessa!

Nostalgia For The Light

Nostalgia For The Light

The Hour Of Berger

The Hour Of Berger

Land Of The Wandering Souls

Land Of The Wandering Souls

Drowned In Oblivion

Drowned In Oblivion

Program Trailer

Experimental Stories for a New Year

The selection underlines the beauty of documentary filmmaking how the genre is capable of capturing the invisible and how the alternative, the experimental with motif, style and method create powerful imagery of stunning stories.

Midnight Horror Stories: The Last Ferry <br> Galip Dursun

Midnight Horror Stories: The Last Ferry
Galip Dursun

I remembered a game as I was waiting in the passenger lounge for the ferry to arrive just a few minutes ago. A game we used to play at home when I was young, in my country that is very far away from here, a relic from the distant past; I don’t even remember how we used to play it. The kind of game that makes me feel a thousand times lonelier than I already am among the crowd waiting to get on the ferry.

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.

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.