Greek Film Days

November 21 - 26, 2023

Pera Museum welcomes Greek Film Days, bringing classic and award-winning films together from the creative directors of Greek cinema in Istanbul for the second time.

Greek Film Days, organized in partnership with EMEIS Cultural Collective from Greece and istos film and istos publishing from Turkey, will take place at the Pera Museum Auditorium on November 21-26, 2023. Within the scope of the film program, a total of 24 films from the 60s to the 90s will meet the audience for the first time in Turkey with restored copies.

Opening with Jules Dassin's extraordinary film The Rehearsal (1988), which he shot secretly in a basement, the program also includes classics such as Theo Angelopoulos' four-hour epic masterpiece The Travelling Players (1975), considered the pinnacle of the New Greek Cinema, and Dimos Avdeliodis' award-winning impressive coming-of-age film The Tree We Hurt (1986). Focusing on themes of collective memory, human rights, migration and diaspora, the program also brings together landmark examples of Greek documentary cinema such as Megara (1972), Last Stop Kreuzberg (1975) and Macedonian Wedding (1960).

This program’s screenings are free admission. Drop in, no reservations. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

November 21

19:00 The Rehearsal

November 22

13:00 Rom

15:00 Meteor & Shadow

17:30 Fournoi, A Female Society

19:00 Athinai

November 23

13:00 Megara

15:30 Children of Helidona

18:00 Doxobus

November 24

13:00 The Tree We Hurt

15:00 Theofilos

17:30 The Other Letter

19:30 The Travelling Players

November 25

11:00 Short Film Selection

15:30 Happy Day

18:30 See You

November 26

19:00 Byron: Ballad for a Daemon

The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal

Rom

Rom

Meteor & Shadow

Meteor & Shadow

Fournoi, A Female Society

Fournoi, A Female Society

Athinai

Athinai

Megara

Megara

Children of Helidona

Children of Helidona

Doxobus

Doxobus

The Tree We Hurt

The Tree We Hurt

Theofilos

Theofilos

The Other Letter

The Other Letter

The Travelling Players

The Travelling Players

Short Film Selection

Short Film Selection

Happy Day

Happy Day

See You

See You

Byron: Ballad for a Daemon

Byron: Ballad for a Daemon

Masterclass with Eva Stefani <br> Documentary: The Observation Game

Masterclass with Eva Stefani
Documentary: The Observation Game

Eva Stefani, the renowned figure of the Greek avant-garde, conducts a masterclass discussing the documentary’s position in cinema as an independent artistic creation.

“My body is my sculpture” <br> Louise Bourgeois

“My body is my sculpture”
Louise Bourgeois

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. 

Soothsayer Serenades I Two-handed by Kübra Uzun

Soothsayer Serenades I Two-handed by Kübra Uzun

Today we are thrilled to present the first playlist of Amrita Hepi’s Soothsayer Serenades series as part of the Notes for Tomorrow exhibition. The playlist titled Two-handed is presented by Kübra Uzun on Pera Museum’s Spotify account.

Seaside Leisure

Seaside Leisure

Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches exhibition brought together photographs, magazines, comics, objects, and books from various private and institutional collections, and told a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure was a documentary testament of the radical transformations in the Republic’s lifestyle.