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.
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.
Ali Sami is born in Rusçuk in 1866, and moves to İstanbul. Because his family is registered in the Beylerbeyi quarter of Üsküdar, Ali Sami is also called Üsküdarlı Ali Sami. He graduates from the Mühendishane-i Berri-i Hümayun in 1866 and becomes a teacher of painting and photography at the school.
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