Colombia
Stories from Latin America

December 7 - 15, 2013

Pera Film throughout the month of December will be celebrating the cinema of Latin America, focusing on two countries, the first part of the month will be on Columbia and then Argentina.

Since the launch of the cinema law, the film industry in Colombia has experienced a boom characterized by the production of more than ten films a year, invitations and awards from the most important international film festivals and an increasing film audience. Colombian cinema currently at a vital crossroads in its development , in the last decade has experienced remarkable growth. Pera Film in collaboration with the Embassy of Columbia and the Instituto Cervantes is offering a selection of four films exploring this growth and creativity. Colombian cinema has constructed a discourse of identity and otherness that participates extensively in the formulation of a national imaginary through its representation of Colombian culture or segments of the culture. The selected films from different genres (drama, animation, horror) exemplify Colombian cinema’s new, emerging and vibrant storytelling.

In collaboration

December 7

14:00 Sofia and the Stubborn

17:00 Fat, Bald and Short Man

19:00 Crab Trap

December 11

19:00 Fat, Bald and Short Man

December 14

14:00 The Hidden Face

16:00 Sofia and the Stubborn

December 15

14:00 Crab Trap

16:00 The Hidden Face

The Hidden Face

The Hidden Face

Crab Trap

Crab Trap

Fat, Bald and Short Man

Fat, Bald and Short Man

Sofia and the Stubborn

Sofia and the Stubborn

Program Trailer

Colombia
Stories from Latin America

Colombian cinema has constructed a discourse of identity and otherness that participates extensively in the formulation of a national imaginary through its representation of Colombian culture or segments of the culture. The selected films from different genres exemplify Colombian cinema’s new, emerging and vibrant storytelling.

Dizzying Expression of Fear and Doom Tsang Kin-Wah

Dizzying Expression of Fear and Doom Tsang Kin-Wah

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. 

From two portraits of children…

From two portraits of children…

The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation’s Orientalist Painting Collection includes two children’s portraits that are often featured in exhibitions on the second floor of the Pera Museum. These portraits both date back to the early 20th century, and were made four years apart. One depicts Prince Abdürrahim Efendi, son of Sultan Abdulhamid II, while the figure portrayed on the other is Nazlı, the daughter of Osman Hamdi Bey.

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Beliefs surrounding illness and healing in Byzantium stem from the myths, astrology, and magic practiced around the Mediterranean by Jews, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Greeks.