Director: François Caillat
France, color, 1997, 80’
French with Turkish subtitles

La Quatrième génération traces the rise and fall of a family involved in the timber industry in Moselle from 1870 to its decline in the present day. This emblematic family saga reflects the history of a region and the ups and downs of its prosperity. Above all, the film reveals a strange national density; in the space of a single century, the governance of Lorraine switched back and forth between France and Germany five times. The fourth generation, which the filmmaker belongs to, is the one that came “afterwards”, when the game was over and only memories were left.

L'affaire Valerie

L'affaire Valerie

Trois Soldats Allemands

Trois Soldats Allemands

La Quatrieme Generation

La Quatrieme Generation

Une Jeunesse Amoureuse

Une Jeunesse Amoureuse

Transition to Sculpture

Transition to Sculpture

If Manolo Valdés’s paintings convey a search for materiality, his sculpture does so even more. Today, sculpture has taken over most of his workspace, his time, and his efforts.

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.

An Ottoman Ambassador and a French Bulldog at Covent Garden

An Ottoman Ambassador and a French Bulldog at Covent Garden

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.