In the Depths of Souls

April 11 - May 7, 2023

Pera Film presents In the Depths of Souls program from April 11 to May 7, parallel to the exhibition Paula Rego: The Story of Stories that opened at the Pera Museum in December. 

Paula Rego's paintings reflect the complex emotions and thoughts in people's inner worlds while also addressing many social issues. In this program, the audience will discover the dramatic imagery often used in Rego's art in documentaries about her and witness the reflections of conflicts and pain in the human mind, as well as productions referring to the abortion series.

The program titled In the Depths of Souls presents; A Woman's Affair, which tells the dramatic and moving story of Marie-Louise Giraud, who illegally performed abortions during World War II; Paula Rego: Telling Tales, a documentary that explores the thoughts and inspirations behind Rego's art with scenes and interviews from her personal life; The Last Art Film, a documentary that invites us on an insider's journey with Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Paula Rego and many other artists, questioning what started their creative process and what keeps them going; Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories, an intimate look at Rego's life and work, directed by Rego's son Nick Willing; and Jane, which tells the story of the women who called themselves Jane in the 1970s and founded a service for women seeking safe abortions.

Tickets are available at Biletix and the museum. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

April 11

19:00 Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

April 14

19:00 The Janes

21:15 Story of Women

April 18

19:00 Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

April 25

19:00 Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

April 26

19:00 Story of Women

April 28

19:00 The Janes

21:15 The Last Art Film

May 2

19:00 Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

May 4

19:00 Paula Rego: Telling Tales

May 7

13:30 Paula Rego: Telling Tales

15:00 The Last Art Film

Story of Women

Story of Women

Paula Rego: Telling Tales

Paula Rego: Telling Tales

The Last Art Film

The Last Art Film

Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

The Janes

The Janes

Paula Rego

Paula Rego is a Portuguese/British artist who revolutionised the ways women are represented and is not one to compromise her truths. The Story of Stories shows how Rego authentically confronts oppression, authority, and institutional violence while not being afraid to reveal her own personal nature and socio-political context.

Paula Rego

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos. 

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. 

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn was born in 1901 to a Jewish family in Pärnu, Russia (today Estonia), far from Philadelphia where he spent his whole life, worked, fell in love, and breathed his last. Kahn family emigrated to America when he was five years old.