41st Istanbul Film Festival

April 8 - 19, 2022

Pera Film is hosting 41th Istanbul Film Festival! As part of the festival, the 17th Istanbul Biennial’s selection titled Rather Than a Great Tree, Laden With Sweet, Ripe Fruit meets the audience at the Pera Museum Auditorium.

Rethinking the very purposes of contemporary art the 17th Istanbul Biennial questions: what should a biennial do, in such febrile times? What role can it play in nourishing and fertilising public spheres desensitised by torrential news streams of violence and scandal? Amidst crises and dysfunction, cinema is due for the same kind of reckoning. A more editorial kind of cinema is needed—moving images that inform, educate, and challenge popular wisdom. Selected by co-curators David Teh, Ute Meta Bauer, and Amar Kanwar, the biennial’s contribution to the 41st Istanbul Film Festival opens a window for seeing and hearing again; for feeling, thinking, and speaking in new ways. 

Tickets will be available without any service fees on the Passo website, Passo Mobile and at IKSV main box office every day between 10.00 and 18.00 except Sundays.

April 9

11:00 Elemental Frequencies

13:30 Cuadecuc, Vampir

16:00 A Night of Knowing Nothing

April 10

13:30 A Night of Knowing Nothing

16:00 Cuadecuc, Vampir

April 16

13:30 Elemental Frequencies

16:00 Cuadecuc, Vampir

April 17

13:30 Elemental Frequencies

16:00 A Night of Knowing Nothing

A Night of Knowing Nothing

A Night of Knowing Nothing

Cuadecuc, Vampir

Cuadecuc, Vampir

Elemental Frequencies

Elemental Frequencies

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

Los Caprichos

Los Caprichos

It can be seen how Goya gradually and constantly investigated all the technical possibilities of creative engraving from etching to lithography. 

Family and Shared Cultural Histories  <br>Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Family and Shared Cultural Histories
Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017.