Andrei Tarkovsky <br/>Sculpting In Time
Andrei Tarkovsky
Sculpting In Time

16 - December 31, 2016

Pera Film is saluting Andrei Tarkovsky (1922-1986), the distinguished Soviet director whose austerely poetic, deeply personal films made him one of the most treasured artists of his generation.

Tune In!<br/>Music and Cinema: Central European Films
Tune In!
Music and Cinema: Central European Films

November 12 - December 4, 2016
This selection of Central European films presented in the framework of the Visegrad Group’s cultural collaboration features musicals, films on music and musicians, and films with stunning musical score embracing music in diverse ways.
Poetry of Reality<br/>Jasmila Žbanić
Poetry of Reality
Jasmila Žbanić

18 - October 23, 2016
The cinema of Bosnia-Herzegovina is regarded since the 1970s as a school of its own, and Jasmila Zbanic, who is one of its directors receiving critical attention at almost every international festival, says the characters in her films are not “black and white” since real people are not that simple.
Cinematheque is Alive!
Cinematheque is Alive!
September 28 - December 28, 2016
The selection brings together striking films by directors such as Sergei Eisenstein, Fritz Lang, Alain Resnais, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti, Francesco Rosi, and Andrei Tarkovsky, spanning the period from the 1920s to the 1970s.
24th Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week
24th Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week
22 - June 25, 2016

Pera Film in collaboration with and as part of 24th LGBT+ Pride Week, is screening a series of films.

In The Dark Times
In The Dark Times
June 15, 2016
The documentary features Syrian artists struggling to build up a new cultural identity in exile. The film explores these artists' impressive productions in film, music, dance and theatre in Istanbul and Amman as a rising independent Syrian vision in search of freedom and recognition.
35th Istanbul Film Festival <br/>Talk Series
35th Istanbul Film Festival
Talk Series

9 - April 16, 2016
Pera Film hosts a series of events in the context of the 35th Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV).
Not in This Life! <br/>Metaphysics and Cinema
Not in This Life!
Metaphysics and Cinema

April 2 - May 11, 2016

The program explores the relationship between the cinematic and the philosophical, the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it. The selected films bring together unusual stories exploring the nature of dreams, consciousness, existentialism, free will, our relations with others, and mainly the meaning of life.

Red Bull Anadolu Break
Red Bull Anadolu Break
April 1, 2016
Pera Film is screening two documentaries exploring the journey of discovery taken by world-famous breakdance stars as part of Red Bull Anadolu Break, and behind-the-scenes footage of the Red Bull Anadolu Break Dance Show inspired by this story.
14th International Filmmor Women's Film Festival on Wheels
14th International Filmmor Women's Film Festival on Wheels
15 - March 18, 2016

This year’s 14th International Filmmor Women Film Festival on Wheels is focusing on the motto “Femicide is Preventable: Women’s Solidarity Keeps Women Alive.”

Kira Muratova <br/>Love Eclipsed
Kira Muratova
Love Eclipsed

5 - March 27, 2016
Kira Muratova (b. 1934, Soroki, Moldova) is both a living legend and one of the most marginalized figures in Russian cinema. During the Soviet era her work failed to conform to ideological requirements, and today it doesn’t correspond with commercial trends – in the past, her films were locked away in the censor’s vault.
The Sky Sparkles <br/>In Praise of Chekhov
The Sky Sparkles
In Praise of Chekhov

January 29 - February 27, 2016
The Sky Sparkles: In Praise of Chekhov, journeys through the work of one of the most celebrated figures in the history of literature, Anton Chekhov whose craft today remains of great relevance.
5th Pink Life QueerFest
5th Pink Life QueerFest
22 - January 24, 2016