In the Mood for Chinese Cinema

April 19 - May 25, 2019

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

In the Mood for Chinese Cinema provides a composite, contemporary perspective on movies made in and about China in recent years. Presenting a variety of films that tap into the aural, the archival, and the personal, this program offers richly overlapping frameworks that identify key voices, histories, places, influences, and motivations in filmmaking in China.

The program features Jia Zhang Ke’s Mountains May Depart a 2015 Cannes Film Festival competitor opening a window from a family tale over the course of 26 years to China’s rapid modernisation; Bitter Money that jumps between day-to-day moments in the lives of workers who migrated to the factory city of Huzhou in eastern China in search of higher wages; Of Shadows showing the creative world of shadow theatre, and the players who balance their lives and the modern urban idea of a cultural heritage that has to be preserved; Dragonfly Eyes delivering a commentary on (in)visibility, our obsessive media culture and contemporary China; People’s Republic of Desire, a real-life Black Mirror story about searching for fame, fortune and human connection online; and a Teddy Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival, A Dog Barking at the Moon that tells the tale of suppressed desire, the social importance of marriage, and the frostiness that exists between the walls of a wealthy Chinese family home.

Screening tickets are 10 TL (reduced museum admission). Tickets are available at Biletix. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

April 19

19:00 People's Republic of Desire

21:00 A Dog Barking at the Moon

April 21

16:00 Bitter Money

May 3

21:00 People's Republic of Desire

May 4

16:00 Mountains May Depart

May 5

15:00 Of Shadows

May 7

19:00 Dragonfly Eyes

May 9

19:00 Bitter Money

May 12

16:00 Of Shadows

May 16

19:00 A Dog Barking at the Moon

May 17

19:00 Dragonfly Eyes

May 25

16:00 Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart

Bitter Money

Bitter Money

Of Shadows

Of Shadows

Dragonfly Eyes

Dragonfly Eyes

People's Republic of Desire

People's Republic of Desire

A Dog Barking at the Moon

A Dog Barking at the Moon

Program Trailer

In the Mood for Chinese Cinema

In the Mood for Chinese Cinema provides a composite, contemporary perspective on movies made in and about China in recent years.

Out of Ink

Out of Ink: Interpretations from Chinese Contemporary Art explored the essential ideals of the ink painting tradition as manifest in the work of 13 contemporary artists at work in China.

Out of Ink

Giacometti in Paris

Giacometti in Paris

The second part of exhibition illustrates Alberto Giacometti’s relations with Post-Cubist artists and the Surrealist movement between 1922 and 1935, one of the important sculptures series he created during his first years in Paris, and the critical role he played in the art scene of the period.

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Each memory tells an intimate story; each collection presents us with the reality of containing an intimate story as well. The collection is akin to a whole in which many memories and stories of the artist, the viewer, and the collector are brought together. At the heart of a collection is memory, nurtured from the past and projecting into the future.

History of a Khanjar

History of a Khanjar

Henryk Weyssenhoff, author of landscapes, prints, and illustrations, devoted much of his creative energies to realistic vistas of Belorussia, Lithuania, and Samogitia. A descendant of an ancient noble family which moved east to the newly Polonised Inflanty in the 17th century, the young Henryk was raised to cherish Polish national traditions.