Cinematic Correspondences
From One Director to Another

October 17 - 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

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

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

Blurred Reminiscences  <br>Andra Ursuta

Blurred Reminiscences
Andra Ursuta

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. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks. 

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Knowledge of plants and the practice of healing are closely entwined. The toxic or hallucinogenic nature of some roots, and the dangers associated with picking them, conferred a mythical or magical character and power. 

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Based on similar examples by the European painters in various collections, this work is one of the portraits of Mihrimah Sultan, who was depicted rather often in the 16th century.