MARIA, BY CALLAS, UNCENSORED
In her own words, singing opera was reaching to heaven where those gardens of pure harmony reside… The documentary “Maria by Callas” opens new doors regarding her life. This time, through her own voice.
Editor: Ali Tufan Koç

She thought she was going to live her life simply as “Maria”. Yet there was “Callas” to come, a title that simply means “the greatest opera singer of all times”.

Through the pictures, visual and audio records that hadn’t been out before and her diaries& letters read by Joyce DiDonato, the documentary by Tom Volfe shows Callas telling her own story as she reveals the soul behind her voice that sings beyond her human self and reaches throughout the ages.

Some remarkable moments of the documentary are where we see her being born in New York into an immigrant family from Greece, having education in Greece, growing as her voice was gradually transforming into “Callas”, dealing with the problematic relationship she had with her mother and experiencing an endless rivalry with Renaya Tebaldi.

Her character or silhouette is no different than her voice; bulletproof, unbreakable, unbending and uncompromising. She buries her pain in her letters when her greatest love Aristotle Onassis marries to Jackie Kennedy. And she never disclaims her upright stance.

In the documentary, Callas expresses that she first needs to feel what she performs. And she says that she definitely needs to experience before feeling it fully…

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FENNEL ROOTS WITH ORANGE AND OLIVE OIL

The recipe for fennel roots with orange and olive oil.

FINDS
THE NEW YORKER COVERS WITH NO DEBUT

The book Blown Covers, which includes the drawings that never had the chance to be a cover to The New Yorker, hence never published, is a peerless means of discovery for those who are keen on popular culture.

CASE SERIES
AH AH AH

We fondly exhibit artist Manolya Çeliker’s artworks, which are rich in both visual and content.

BLACKOUTS
LOS ANGELES

Postcards from a city of angels, dreamers, and believers….

LOVE LETTERS
DİLAN BOZYEL

Photographer Dilan Bozyel declares her love for Beirut, for which she is writing a book about.

SENSES
ŞİRİN PAYZIN

While taping the journalist Şirin Payzın, getting to know her closer through her green eyes was a great experience.

CITIZENS
MEHMET BİNAY

Tünel’in Şişhane çıkışında yönetmen Mehmet Binay’ı fotoğraflarken, gençliğinde burada yaptığı kısa yolculukların karanlığın içinden geçerek bambaşka bir yere ulaşmanın hayalini yansıttığını öğreniyoruz.