Experimental Stories for a New Year

January 12 - 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.

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Knowledge of plants and the practice of healing are closely entwined. The toxic or hallucinogenic nature of some roots, and the dangers associated with picking them, conferred a mythical or magical character and power. 

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. 

Introducing… Turkish coffee!

Introducing… Turkish coffee!

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pera Museum invites artist Benoît Hamet to reinterpret key pieces from its collections, casting a humourous eye over ‘historical’ events, both imagined and factual.