Dreaming Singapore

May 4 - 20, 2018

Pera Film takes the audience on a cinematographic journey to discover the insights of the territory featured in Pera Museum’s Singapore Unseen exhibition.

Dreaming Singapore presents: a poignant yet darkly humorous story which follows the lives of six individuals as they navigate the rapidly changing conditions experienced in today’s modern South-East Asian citiesin Singapore Dreaming; the growing pains of Tan Boon Huat, the middle son of a pawn farmer in an island town in Becoming Royston; described as “a small gem” by Screen Daily magazine and the first Singaporean feature film to win at the Cannes Film Festival in Ilo Ilo; how the breaking of a man on the brisk of bankruptcy leads to a major international crisis in Unlucky Plaza; uncovering the processes and motivations behind internationally renowned photographers from Singapore through interviews in Image Makers; the new life of Siva, who has nobody to welcome him at home after he gets released from prison after serving eight years for smuggling in A Yellow Bird; the story of a correctional officer whose ethical notion about promotion is disrupted after he gets transferred to a maximum security prison in Apprentice; and director Kirsten Tan takes full advantage of the beautiful scenery and a charismatic elephant to tell a story about our drift from fundamental human needs and values in Pop Aye.

Free admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

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May 4

19:00 Singapore Dreaming

May 5

14:00 Becoming Royston

16:00 A Yellow Bird

18:00 Unlucky Plaza

May 6

14:00 Pop Aye

16:00 Image Makers: Singapore Photographers

18:00 Apprentice

May 9

19:00 Ilo Ilo

May 11

21:00 Pop Aye

May 13

16:00 Singapore Dreaming

18:00 Unlucky Plaza

May 17

19:00 Image Makers: Singapore Photographers

May 19

18:00 Ilo Ilo

May 20

14:00 Apprentice

16:00 A Yellow Bird

18:00 Becoming Royston

Singapore Dreaming

Singapore Dreaming

Becoming Royston

Becoming Royston

Ilo Ilo

Ilo Ilo

Unlucky Plaza

Unlucky Plaza

Image Makers: Singapore Photographers

Image Makers: Singapore Photographers

A Yellow Bird

A Yellow Bird

Apprentice

Apprentice

Pop Aye

Pop Aye

Program Trailer

Dreaming Singapore

Pera Film takes the audience on a cinematographic journey to discover the insights of the territory featured in Pera Museum’s Singapore Unseen exhibition.

Singapore Unseen

Singapore Unseen exhibition brought together “ordinary” scenes from the daily life in Singapore through unique viewpoints of photographers living in the country. 

Singapore Unseen

Fluid Identities  Creating an Identity / Hybrid Identities

Fluid Identities Creating an Identity / Hybrid Identities

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. Today, the collection can be considered one of the most important and outstanding examples among the rare, consciously created, and long-lasting ones of its kind in Turkey.

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’. 

The Notions of Race Fred Wilson

The Notions of Race Fred Wilson

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.