Director: Selçuk Metin
Turkey, 2019, 85’, color
Turkish with English subtitle
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts had commemorated one of the most important opera singers of the 20th century, Leyla Gencer in 2018, on the 10th anniversary of her death with both the 9th edition of the Leyla Gencer Voice Competition and the exhibition titled “Primadonna and Solitude”. This year, her memory will be kept alive with a documentary produced by İKSV, which holds the Leyla Gencer archives. Leyla Gencer: La Diva Turca features interviews with Gencer’s acquaintances, her inner circle who have found opportunities to get to know her closely, as well as archival footage. The documentary’s screenplay as well as the texts read by Halit Ergenç were written by Zeynep Oral. The interviews were conducted throughout 2018 in Milan, Rome, Naples, and Istanbul.
Published as part of Pera Learning programs, “The Little Yellow Circle (Küçük Sarı Daire)” is a children’s book written by Tania Bahar and illustrated by Marina Rico, offering children and adults to a novel learning experience where they can share and discover together.
Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.
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