Paisan

  • October 18, 2023 / 19:00
  • December 8, 2023 / 19:00

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Cast: Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Benjamin Emanuel, Alfonsino Bovino
Italy, 1946, 126', DCP, b&w
Italian with Turkish, English subtitles

Following the significant impact of Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City, Paisan explores different stories across the country during the latter stages of World War II amid Italy's liberation. The film, notable for its documentary-like aesthetic and composed of six different segments, delves into the interactions between the liberating forces and the Italian populace, showcasing the struggles of diverse cultures in communicating and people's endeavors to carry on with their daily lives under extreme conditions.

Rome Open City

Rome Open City

Paisan

Paisan

Germany Year Zero

Germany Year Zero

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

In 1493, exactly 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci was finishing the preparations for casting the equestrian monument (4 times life size), which Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan commissioned in memory of his father some 12 years earlier. 

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. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

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.