The Fog

Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh
USA, 1980, 94', DCP, color
English with Turkish subtitles 

There’s something in the fog! screenings begin with this American classic, which is not only the namesake of the series, but also is the only film that relates with the thematic concept in this selection so far as the literal meaning of fog is concerned. Telling the story of the residents in a town, who are attacked by ghosts emerging in the fog, and who finally have to face the consequences of a massacre from one hundred years ago, this suspense by John Carpenter on one hand builds on the potential offered by the fog both at aesthetic and psychological levels, and on the other it converts ‘uncertainty’ into a lucrative production area not only due to its positioning- neither art nor commercial cinema-, but also due to the elusiveness in its political messages.

The Fog

The Fog

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

When Metaphysical Art is Mentioned, His Name Comes to Mind <br>  Who Is Giorgio de Chirico?

When Metaphysical Art is Mentioned, His Name Comes to Mind
Who Is Giorgio de Chirico?

Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His mother, Gemma Cervetto, was from a family of Genoa origin, but most likely she was born in Izmir. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.

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.