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.

An Ottoman Ambassador and a French Bulldog at Covent Garden

An Ottoman Ambassador and a French Bulldog at Covent Garden

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.

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

In a bid to review the International System of Units (SI), the International Bureau of Weights and Measures gathered at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures on November 16, 2018. Sixty member states have voted for changing four out of seven basic units of measurement. The kilogram is among the modified. Before describing the key points, let us have a closer look into the kilogram and its history.

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik was video art’s pioneer (1932 –2006). It is interesting that while Warhol and Nameth were experimenting with psychedelic happenings that combined rock, film and performance, the video art pioneers Nam June Paik, Stephen Beck, Eric Siegel and Steina Vasulka were researching in a similar direction.