Kogonada: Video Essays

July 16 - 17, 2022

In collaboration with Başka Sinema, Pera Museum presents video essays by After Yang director, Kogonada!

Director of the acclaimed Columbus, his first feature-length film, and After Yang, which premiered at the Istanbul Film Festival and released on July 1 by Başka Sinema, Kogonada is now at Pera Museum with his series of video essays.

These essays, which offer a unique look at the history of cinema and directors, are testament to Kogonada’s deep-rooted knowledge of and love for cinema. Video essays form the core of his work and the essence of Kogonada’s art as a director, and represent a novel way of watching and understanding the works of renowned directors. His video essays also influenced the style of his latest film, After Yang, where the director creates art out of art using time, space, expressions, objects, images, reflection, gestures and moments from daily life.

The series consists of 21 video essays that offer a unique insight into the works of directors such as Yasujiro Ozu, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Bresson, Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard, as well as Kogonada’s own works commissioned by prestigious film institutions like Criterion and BIFA.

The program titled Kogonada: Video Essays will take place at Pera Museum Auditorium on July 16-17. Admission is free of charge.

July 16

14:00 Kogonada: Video Essays

16:00 Kogonada: Video Essays

18:00 Kogonada: Video Essays

July 17

14:00 Kogonada: Video Essays

16:00 Kogonada: Video Essays

18:00 Kogonada: Video Essays

Kogonada: Video Essays

Kogonada: Video Essays

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