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.

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.

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn was born in 1901 to a Jewish family in Pärnu, Russia (today Estonia), far from Philadelphia where he spent his whole life, worked, fell in love, and breathed his last. Kahn family emigrated to America when he was five years old.