On the Beach

08 June - 28 July 2018

Pera Film is kicking off the summer season with On the Beach! Presented in conjunction with Pera Museum and Istanbul Research Institute’s Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches, an exhibition exploring a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Pera Film’s On the Beach journeys through the layered meanings of the beach and its representation on celluloid film.

On the Beach elucidates that the beach does not only represent a romantic stance and moments of pleasure and fun, but it may also reflect a darker side to summer holidays. In addition to cinema classics such as Pauline at the Beach and A Summer's Tale by French New Wave director Éric Rohmer, L’Avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni, Mr. Hulot’s Holiday by Jacques Tati and Bonjour Tristesse by Otto Preminger, the program also features recent productions such as Asghar Farhadi's About Elly, Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love and Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinetta.

This program’s screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.