Cinéma Vérité: The Truth of the Camera

December 15 - January 10, 2024

Pera Film, in collaboration with Altyazı Cinema Magazine and curated by Aslı Ildır, presents the film program Cinéma Vérité: The Truth of the Camera.

Cinéma Vérité, the same as Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov's term Kino Pravda, is a kind of "truth of cinema experiment" that first emerged with Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin's Chronicle of a Summer. This movement, in which the presence of the camera is felt and intervenes and changes what happens in the frame, and in which the director interacts with the participants and asks them questions, aims to question the reality that the camera constructs and represents, or the "truth of cinema". The selection includes both classic and later examples of the movement, with films from the US and France, as well as Mexico and Chile. 

Film screenings within this program are accessible with a discounted museum entrance ticket. Tickets can be obtained from Biletix or the reception of Pera Museum. In accordance with legal regulations, all screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age unless stated otherwise.

December 15

20:00 Chronicle of a Summer

December 16

16:00 Unfinished Diary

December 17

15:00 The Lovely Month of May

December 20

19:00 Chronicle of a Summer

December 23

16:00 Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography

December 30

16:00 The Devil Never Sleeps

January 3

19:00 Unfinished Diary

January 5

20:00 Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography

January 6

16:00 The Lovely Month of May

January 10

19:00 The Devil Never Sleeps

Chronicle of a Summer

Chronicle of a Summer

Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography

Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography

The Devil Never Sleeps

The Devil Never Sleeps

Unfinished Diary

Unfinished Diary

The Lovely Month of May

The Lovely Month of May

Academician Can Candan on "Cinéma Vérité"

Academician Can Candan on "Cinéma Vérité"

Pera Film, within the scope of the Cinéma Vérité: The Truth of the Camera film program, is conducting an conversation with documentary filmmaker and academician Can Candan, moderated by film critic Aslı Ildır.

Audience with the Mad King

Audience with the Mad King

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pera Museum invites artist Benoît Hamet to reinterpret key pieces from its collections, casting a humourous eye over ‘historical’ events, both imagined and factual.

Soothsayer Serenades I Serenades to the Sun by Kornelia Binicewicz

Soothsayer Serenades I Serenades to the Sun by Kornelia Binicewicz

Today we are thrilled to present the third playlist of Amrita Hepi’s Soothsayer Serenades series as part of the Notes for Tomorrow exhibition. The playlist titled Serenades to the Sun is presented by Kornelia Binicewiczon Pera Museum’s Spotify account.

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn was born in 1901 to a Jewish family in Pärnu, Russia (today Estonia), far from Philadelphia where he spent his whole life, worked, fell in love, and breathed his last. Kahn family emigrated to America when he was five years old.