Bosnian Tunes

October 20 - 28, 2017

Pera Film as part of Bosnia Sancak Culture Days is presenting Bosnian Tunes, a program of six films exploring Bosnia and Herzegovina’s different music genres and its cultural relationships. The diverse musical genres entail Sevdalinka, also known as the Balkan Blues, folk, hip-hop and rock. The journey director Adela Peeva takes after deciding to track down a song she heard at a restaurant in Istanbul, recounts the melancholic yet lively and astounding story of this melody that is boasted in each country she visits. Sali S. Saliji’s film Sevdalinka, which was invited to the Sarajevo Film Festival this year, introduces the performers of this music and accompanies their narratives. Gianluca Loffredo’s film, No Smoking in Sarajevo, which received awards from several film festivals, includes rare footage of the former legendary Yugoslav-Bosnian band “Zabranjeno pusenje,” translating to “Smoking is Forbidden” Meanwhile, the film called Sevdah invites the audience to the discovery-filled musical journey of musician Damir Imamović and director Marina Andree Škop as they mourn the death of their mutual friend, Farah.

As part of Pera Film’s programs, musician and the lead actor of Sevdah, Damir Imamović will perform on Friday, October 20. Following the screening on Saturday, Balkan music researcher and musician Muammer Ketencoglu will be in conversation with Imamović.

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

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October 21

14:00 Sevdah

17:00 No smoking in Sarajevo

October 22

14:00 Soul Train

16:00 Sevdah

The Heart of Wood

18:00 Sevdalinka: The Alchemy of Soul

October 25

19:00 Whose is this song?

The Heart of Wood

October 27

19:00 No smoking in Sarajevo

20:30 Soul Train

October 28

14:00 Sevdalinka: The Alchemy of Soul

16:00 Whose is this song?

Sevdah

Sevdah

Whose is this song?

Whose is this song?

The Heart of Wood

The Heart of Wood

No smoking in Sarajevo

No smoking in Sarajevo

Sevdalinka: The Alchemy of Soul

Sevdalinka: The Alchemy of Soul

Soul Train

Soul Train

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Bosnian Tunes

Pera Film as part of Bosnia Sancak Culture Days is presenting Bosnian Tunes, a program of six films exploring Bosnia and Herzegovina’s different music genres and its cultural relationships. The diverse musical genres entail Sevdalinka, also known as the Balkan Blues, folk, hip-hop and rock.

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Face to Face

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Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

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Giacometti: Early Works

Giacometti: Early Works

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