Turkish Chronicles

  • February 17, 2023 / 19:30
  • February 26, 2023 / 18:30

Director: Maurice Pialat
French with Turkish subtitles 

“These films offer an insight into the particular relationship between documentary and fiction in Pialat’s filmmaking.” - Museum of the Moving Image 

In 1964, Pialat and cinematographer Willy Kurant headed to Turkey, where they produced a series of five lyrical shorts dedicated to the country’s history and people.

Bosphore
France, 1964, 14', b&w

Made for the Turkish Chronicles, a series of short documentaries shot in Turkey, Bosphore is the most classic, for his harmony between voice and image, and the most pictural.

Byzance
France, 1964, 11', HDD, b&w 

Byzance uses a text by Stefan Zweig to describe the Ottoman conquest of the city in 1453. 

La Corne d'Or
France, 1964, 12', b&w

La Corne d'Or juxtaposes a poem by Gérard de Nerval with a powerful study of Ottoman architecture.

İstanbul 
France, 1964, 13', b&w

Istanbul takes into the crowded streets and back alleys of a fascinating city divided between continents. Istanbul is one of the six shorts Maurice Pialat dedicated to Turkey. 

Maître Galip
France, 1964, 11', b&w

One of the most beautiful film in the Turkish Chronicles series, over the poems of Nazim Hikmet.

The Immortal

The Immortal

The City

The City

Tongue Twister

Tongue Twister

Zombie and The Ghost Train

Zombie and The Ghost Train

Turkish Chronicles

Turkish Chronicles

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. 

Symbols

Symbols

Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Giorgio de Chirico

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.