Home Alone
Online Short Films Selection

March 23 - April 30, 2020

As we stay at home and limit social interaction in these days, Pera Film offers you a selection of seven films accessible online, which dwell upon our daily life practices, and the emotions and conditions that we cannot shake off.

The selection Home Alone features the films Oh Willy…, a testimony to the extraordinary capacity of animation to transform inanimate objects into emotions; Over, which uses reverse chronological storytelling to uncover the incidents that cause a crime scene in a quiet suburb; Fish Pond, the story of four friends' weekend in a summer house; Merkür, a criticism of the contemporary arts scene with unique nuances; Welcome Lenin, which follows the story of a mysterious Lenin sculpture that hit the shores of Akçakoca in 1993; Carlotta’s Face, which touches upon face blindness and portrays a young woman's salvation from this condition through art; and finally Idle, Torrent, an abstract animation that recounts a story of personal growth in tumultuous times.

Oh Willy…

Oh Willy…

Over

Over

Fish Pond

Fish Pond

Merkür

Merkür

Welcome Lenin

Welcome Lenin

Carlotta’s Face

Carlotta’s Face

Idle, Torrent

Idle, Torrent

Mark Požlep

Mark Požlep

Our Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. Throughout the exhibition, we keep sharing detailed information about the artworks. Take a look at Mark Požlep’s “Stranger than Paradise” video installation. Also you can check our interview with the artist on our YouTube channel! 

Midnight Horror Stories: The Last Ferry <br> Galip Dursun

Midnight Horror Stories: The Last Ferry
Galip Dursun

I remembered a game as I was waiting in the passenger lounge for the ferry to arrive just a few minutes ago. A game we used to play at home when I was young, in my country that is very far away from here, a relic from the distant past; I don’t even remember how we used to play it. The kind of game that makes me feel a thousand times lonelier than I already am among the crowd waiting to get on the ferry.

Five Unmissable Istanbul Paintings of Félix Ziem

Five Unmissable Istanbul Paintings of Félix Ziem

Félix Ziem is accepted as one of the well-known artists of the romantic landscape painting, and has been followed closely by art lovers and collectors of all periods since. He had a profound influence on generations of artists after him, and was the first artist whose works were acquired by the Louvre while he was still alive.