Home Alone
Online Short Films Selection

March 23 - April 30, 2020

As we stay at home and limit social interaction in these days, Pera Film offers you a selection of seven films accessible online, which dwell upon our daily life practices, and the emotions and conditions that we cannot shake off.

The selection Home Alone features the films Oh Willy…, a testimony to the extraordinary capacity of animation to transform inanimate objects into emotions; Over, which uses reverse chronological storytelling to uncover the incidents that cause a crime scene in a quiet suburb; Fish Pond, the story of four friends' weekend in a summer house; Merkür, a criticism of the contemporary arts scene with unique nuances; Welcome Lenin, which follows the story of a mysterious Lenin sculpture that hit the shores of Akçakoca in 1993; Carlotta’s Face, which touches upon face blindness and portrays a young woman's salvation from this condition through art; and finally Idle, Torrent, an abstract animation that recounts a story of personal growth in tumultuous times.

Oh Willy…

Oh Willy…

Over

Over

Fish Pond

Fish Pond

Merkür

Merkür

Welcome Lenin

Welcome Lenin

Carlotta’s Face

Carlotta’s Face

Idle, Torrent

Idle, Torrent

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer”

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer”

A Salon exhibition held in the Grand Palais in Paris on May 1, 1906 showcased an Ottoman painting. This was Osman Hamdi Bey’s famous “Tortoise Trainer”. 

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

In the works of western painters, we encounter mosques as the primary architectural elements that reflect the identity of the city of Istanbul. Often we can recognize the depicted landscape as Istanbul simply from the mosques. 

At The Well

At The Well

Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz discovered the Orient in 1877, touring Syria, Egypt, Turkey, and the Crimea with Władysław Branicki. This experience made a profound impression on him, and he was to continuously revisit Eastern themes in his works for the rest of his life.