38th Istanbul Film Festival
Documentary Time

April 5 - 16, 2019

Pera Film is hosting 38th Istanbul Film Festival! As part of the festival Pera Film will be screening the Documentary Time, National Short Film Competition, National Documentary Competition and the program Cinemania, as well as other screenings.

These films handle themes as diverse as politics, diplomacy, justice, economics, sociology, and art, and engage with social transformations to present reality with a unique and striking stylistic approach.

Check out the details here.

April 5

11:00 Chris the Swiss

13:30 Dreamaway

16:00 The Man Who Stole Banksy

21:30 Monrovia, Indiana

April 6

11:00 Young and Alive

April 7

11:00 Circus Rwanda

13:30 Chris the Swiss

16:00 Monrovia, Indiana

19:00 Meeting Gorbachev

April 9

11:00 Meeting Gorbachev

13:30 Don’t Work (1968 – 2018)

16:00 Circus Rwanda

19:00 Putin’s Witnesses

April 11

11:00 The Silence of Others

19:00 Our Defeats

April 12

16:00 Putin’s Witnesses

19:00 The Silence of Others

April 13

13:30 Dreamaway

April 16

11:00 Finding Farideh

Chris the Swiss

Chris the Swiss

Dreamaway

Dreamaway

The Man Who Stole Banksy

The Man Who Stole Banksy

Monrovia, Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana

Young and Alive

Young and Alive

Circus Rwanda

Circus Rwanda

Meeting Gorbachev

Meeting Gorbachev

Don’t Work (1968 – 2018)

Don’t Work (1968 – 2018)

Putin’s Witnesses

Putin’s Witnesses

The Silence of Others

The Silence of Others

Our Defeats

Our Defeats

Finding Farideh

Finding Farideh

Program Trailer

38th Istanbul Film Festival
Documentary Time

These films handle themes as diverse as politics, diplomacy, justice, economics, sociology, and art, and engage with social transformations to present reality with a unique and striking stylistic approach.

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

The man is depicted in three-quarters view, turning straight to the viewers with a penetrating glance. The background is grey, while the clothes, the hair, and cap are black. 

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Each memory tells an intimate story; each collection presents us with the reality of containing an intimate story as well. The collection is akin to a whole in which many memories and stories of the artist, the viewer, and the collector are brought together. At the heart of a collection is memory, nurtured from the past and projecting into the future.

Dancing on Architecture

Dancing on Architecture

I think it was Frank Zappa – though others claim it was Laurie Anderson – who said in an interview that ‘writing on music is much like dancing on architecture’.