Cinematic Correspondences
From One Director to Another

October 17 - October 31, 2014

Pera Film’s October program Cinematic Correspondences: From One Director to Another entails five cinematic letter exchanges that were produced between 2005 and 2011, each of them between a Hispanic filmmaker and a geographically far-flung international colleague. The five pairs are made up of various renowned representatives of contemporary filmmakers: José Luis Guerín (Barcelona) and Jonas Mekas (New York), Isaki Lacuesta (Girona) and Naomi Kawase (Nara), Albert Serra (Banyoles) and Lisandro Alonso (Buenos Aires), Jaime Rosales (Madrid) and Wang Bing (Shaanxi), Fernando Eimbcke (Mexico City) and So Yong Kim (Pusan/New York). This program was initiated by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and resulted in a series of essay films that gathers together the diversity of different cinematographic signatures present in today’s cinema.

As part of this program director Albert Serra will be in conversation. Born in 1975 Catalan director Albert Serra had two of his previous films Honor of the Knights (2006) and Birdsong (2008) screened at Cannes Film Festival.

October 17

20:00 Correspondence José Luis Guerín – Jonas Mekas

October 18

14:00 Correspondence Albert Serra – Lisandro Alonso

19:00 Correspondence Isaki Lacuesta – Naomi Kawase

19:00 Correspondence Fernando Eimbcke – So Yong Kim

October 24

18:00 Correspondence Jaime Rosales – Wang Bing

19:00 Correspondence Albert Serra – Lisandro Alonso

October 30

19:00 Correspondence Isaki Lacuesta – Naomi Kawase

19:00 Correspondence Fernando Eimbcke – So Yong Kim

October 31

19:00 Correspondence Jaime Rosales – Wang Bing

20:00 Correspondence José Luis Guerín – Jonas Mekas

Correspondence José Luis Guerín – Jonas Mekas

Correspondence José Luis Guerín – Jonas Mekas

Correspondence Jaime Rosales – Wang Bing

Correspondence Jaime Rosales – Wang Bing

Correspondence Isaki Lacuesta – Naomi Kawase

Correspondence Isaki Lacuesta – Naomi Kawase

Correspondence Fernando Eimbcke – So Yong Kim

Correspondence Fernando Eimbcke – So Yong Kim

Correspondence Albert Serra – Lisandro Alonso

Correspondence Albert Serra – Lisandro Alonso

Program Trailer

Cinematic Correspondences
From One Director to Another

Cinematic Correspondences: From One Director to Another entails five cinematic letter exchanges that were produced between 2005 and 2011, each of them between a Hispanic filmmaker and a geographically far-flung international colleague. The five pairs are made up of various renowned representatives of contemporary filmmakers.

Albert Serra

Albert Serra

Midnight Stories: The Soul <br> Aşkın Güngör

Midnight Stories: The Soul
Aşkın Güngör

The wind blows, rubbing against my legs made of layers of metal and wires, swaying the leaves of grass that have shot up from the cracks in the tarmac, and going off to the windows that look like the eyes of dead children in the wrecked buildings that seem to be everywhere as far as the eye can see.

The First Nudes

The First Nudes

Men were the first nudes in Turkish painting. The majority of these paintings were academic studies executed in oil paint; they were part of the education of artists that had finally attained the opportunity to work from the live model. The gender of the models constituted an obstacle in the way of characterizing these paintings as ‘nudes’. 

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

In 1962 Philip Corner, one of the most prominent members of the Fluxus movement, caused a great commotion in serious music circles when during a performance entitled Piano Activities he climbed up onto a grand piano and began to kick it while other members of the group attacked it with saws, hammers and all kinds of other implements.