The Mirror

  • December 28, 2016 / 19:00

Director: Andrey Tarkovsky
Cast: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovsky, Ignat Daniltsev, Larisa Tarkovskaya, Alla Demidova
Soviet Union, 1975, 106’, color; Russian with Turkis subtitles 

Possibly the greatest film by Tarkovsky, The Mirror is a masterpiece regarded as one of the best films of all times. And it has gone through a lot. The screenplay was rejected, the film itself was rejected after it was made, but it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975, where its worth was recognized. This non-linear film seems to be based on the memories of a dying poet (Tarkovsky’s father, who actually died three years after Tarkovsky himself), and narrates the experiences of the Tarkovksy family as well as the plight of the Russian people in the 20th century. Childhood memories and contemporary scenes, dreams and news reports alternate in the film. The viewer hardly notices how color images are followed by black-and-white and sepia. A milestone not to be resisted!

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin

Le Mépris

Le Mépris

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Hiroshima mon amour

Hiroshima mon amour

L’Atalante

L’Atalante

Hope

Hope

The Conformist

The Conformist

Bride

Bride

Persona

Persona

Metropolis

Metropolis

The Mirror

The Mirror

8 ½

8 ½

Salvatore Giuliano

Salvatore Giuliano

Trailer

The Mirror

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

Following the opening of his studio, “El Chark Societe Photographic,” on Beyoğlu’s Postacılar Caddesi in 1857, the Levantine-descent Pascal Sébah moves to yet another studio next to the Russian Embassy in 1860 with a Frenchman named A. Laroche, who, apart from having worked in Paris previously, is also quite familiar with photographic techniques.

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

In the works of western painters, we encounter mosques as the primary architectural elements that reflect the identity of the city of Istanbul. Often we can recognize the depicted landscape as Istanbul simply from the mosques. 

Modernity Building the Modern / Reshaping the Modern

Modernity Building the Modern / Reshaping the Modern

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. Today, the collection can be considered one of the most important and outstanding examples among the rare, consciously created, and long-lasting ones of its kind in Turkey.