March 12, 2017 / 17:00
Pera Film is celebrating International Women’s Day! The short animation program Turbulent Times & Familiar Places presented in collaboration with Tricky Women Festival and Österreichisches Kulturforum Istanbul embraces women directors. Tricky Women is an international festival based in Vienna and the world‘s first and only festival dedicated exclusively to animated films made by women. The annual festival takes place every year around the International Women‘s Day.
Pera Museum’s Tricky Women selection combines current positions of Austrian femaleartists in animation film and gives an insight into the many techniques and work processes, with which the filmmakers shift the attention to relevant and unprecedented topics: the question where and why you feel at home (HomeStatements), what it is like to arrive in a new city where interpersonal relationships first have to be established (Shut up Moon) and mystical city observations in reference to discarded and newly picked up things (Taipei Recyclers). The greed with which both social and ecological consciousness is shifted from commonality to singularity (Princess Disaster Movie and YachaY). Biographical details (Garten & Schnaps), effects of boredom and opportunities (or lack of) on the periphery (Ginny) and how a woman takes life into her own hands (Two Melons - Birth of an Artist). The unpredictability and predictability of love around the globe and in the neighborhood (Follow You and Der verliebte Koch). The program further includes films that exploit reduced forms using excessive sound (Three Suns) and challenge the mechanisms of cinema and its perception (Machine).
Lovestruck Cook (2013, 10’00, Verena Hochleitner, Ulrike Swoboda-Ostermann)
Follow You (2013, 3’50, Katharina Petsche)
Garten & Schnaps (2013, 12’00, Amelie Loy)
Ginny(2015, 5’00, Susi Jirkuf)
HomeStatements(2014, 7’32, Maria Weber)
Machine(2015, 2’00, Anna Vasof)
Princess Disaster Movie (2014, 3’24, Xenia Ostrovskaya),
Shut up Moon (2014, 4‘05) Gudrun Krebitz
Taipei Recyclers (2014, 7‘00) Nikki Schuster
Three Suns (2013, 7’49, LIA)
Two Melons - Birth of an Artist (2014, 2’00, Ingrid Gaier)
YachaY(2015, 6’45, Anne Zwiener)
Take a look at this program's film list!
I remembered a game as I was waiting in the passenger lounge for the ferry to arrive just a few minutes ago. A game we used to play at home when I was young, in my country that is very far away from here, a relic from the distant past; I don’t even remember how we used to play it. The kind of game that makes me feel a thousand times lonelier than I already am among the crowd waiting to get on the ferry.
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