Director: François Caillat
France, color, 2001, 113’
French with Turkish subtitles

The narrator recounts his amorous youth in Paris in the 1970s: a tale of headlong, head-over-heels initiation into love, an intimate story as well as the adventure of a generation, a film about the difficulty of loving. By interspersing the city’s neighborhoods with fragments of letters, photos of young women, and music of the day, the film constructs an amorous geography of Paris: that of the author, who for fifteen years there experienced the discoveries and excesses of his youth, as a counterpoint, one or two super-8 picture of journeys-the counter-culture in the United States, and later the military dictatorship in Chile-call to mind how that period was.

L'affaire Valerie

L'affaire Valerie

Trois Soldats Allemands

Trois Soldats Allemands

La Quatrieme Generation

La Quatrieme Generation

Une Jeunesse Amoureuse

Une Jeunesse Amoureuse

Game of Mangala

Game of Mangala

Three figures in Eastern dress are shown in repose against an exotic landscape, smoking pipes and playing mangala. Inventories of the royal collections from 1739 identify the members of this group as the royal eunuch Matthias and two odalisques. 

Serpent Head

Serpent Head

The Greek god Apollo and his son Asklepios presided over the realm of medicine and healing. Apollo was also the god of light and sun, whose solar symbolism and association with medicine would become linked to Christ the Physician, and the resurrected.

Galatasaray, an Institution of Institutions | Besim F. Dellaloğlu

Galatasaray, an Institution of Institutions | Besim F. Dellaloğlu

Is Istanbul a single city? Will Istanbul too, be one day one day divided into different sections, and numbered like the arrondisements of Paris? These are tough questions indeed!