Nathan the Wise

Director: Manfred Noa
Cast: Fritz Greiner, Carl de Vogt, Lia Eibenschütz
1922, 128’, Tinted & toned, DVD
Restoration: Munich Film Museum
Original Music: Aljoscha Zimmermann, Sabrina Hausmann (violin) ve Mark Pogolski (piano) 

Based on a play of the same title published by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in 1779, this film is a fervent plea for religious tolerance. Promoted as the “Film for all humanity”, the film resolves at Jerusalem during the Crusades. Concentrating on interreligious tolerance, the film shows epic scenes and melodrama in a world where Islam, Christianity and Judaism coexist in harmony.

The film will be introduced by Stefan Drössler.

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(Sur)real Colors

(Sur)real Colors

Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema

Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema

Nathan the Wise

Nathan the Wise

Different from the Others

Different from the Others

Views of Ottoman Empire Selection

Views of Ottoman Empire Selection

Charlie Chaplin Shorts

Charlie Chaplin Shorts

One Week

One Week

Hundred Year Old Films for Pera Museum's 10th Year Fantasia of Color

Hundred Year Old Films for Pera Museum's 10th Year Fantasia of Color

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

Berggren acquires the techniques of photography in Berlin and holds different jobs in various European cities before arriving in İstanbul. Initially en route to Marseille, he disembarks from his ship in 1866 and settles in İstanbul, where he is to spend the rest of his life.

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Based on similar examples by the European painters in various collections, this work is one of the portraits of Mihrimah Sultan, who was depicted rather often in the 16th century.