Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanović

October 18 - October 28, 2018

Pera Film proudly presents a selection of director Danis Tanović’s films in cooperation with Bosnia Sancak Academic Culture and History Foundation.

Tracing the cinematographic reflections of how rooting happens, how testimonials are told and how the remains of gradually eroding memories are remembered, Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanović program focuses on five films by the director. One of the most awarded first feature films in history No Man’s Land tells the story of a Serbian and a Bosnian soldier, who find themselves stranded in a desolate trench in the no man’s land between enemy lines in 1993 Bosnia War; focusing on the lives of three sisters who share an unsettling family secret, Hell is based on the trilogy by Krzysztof Kieslowski and scenarist Krzysztof Piesiewicz; Cirkus Columbia, a romantic and  tragic love story as a new era unfolds in the Balkans, which has a history full of wars; told through the enchanting performances of a non-professional cast An Episode in the Life of and Iron Picker is the story of courageously standing up against hardship and unfairness in life; and last but not least, the program also features Death in Sarajevo- based on Bernard-Henri Lévy´s play Hotel Europe, this film profoundly yet strikingly depicts its geography.

Danis Tanović was born in 1969 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and raised in Sarajevo where he studied film directing at Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo. When Sarajevo fell under siege, he spent two years on the frontline filming for the army. The material that Tanović and his colleagues produced on these dangerous missions has been seen in many films and news reports about the Bosnian war. In 1994, Tanović emigrated to Belgium to continue his film studies at INSAS film school and he began making shorts and documentaries. His debut feature, No Man's Land (2001), won the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Best Script prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and European Film Awards.

As part of Pera Film’s programs Adnan Teskeredžić Trio, the jazz project mixed with traditional music of Balkan will perform on Saturday, October 20.

This program’s screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

 

        

in collaboration

October 18

19:00 No Man's Land

October 20

12:00 Cirkus Columbia

14:00 An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

October 23

19:00 Hell

October 24

19:00 Death in Sarajevo

October 27

16:00 No Man's Land

18:00 Cirkus Columbia

October 28

14:00 Hell

16:00 Death in Sarajevo

18:00 An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

No Man's Land

No Man's Land

Hell

Hell

Cirkus Columbia

Cirkus Columbia

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Death in Sarajevo

Death in Sarajevo

Program Trailer

Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanović

Tracing the cinematographic reflections of how rooting happens, how testimonials are told and how the remains of gradually eroding memories are remembered, Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanovic program focuses on five films by the director.

Adnan Teskeredžić Trio

Adnan Teskeredžić Trio

Pera Film presents a music performance by Adnan Teskeredžić Trio as part of Legacy of the Memory: Danis Tanović program organized in cooperation with Bosnia Sancak Academic Culture and History Foundation.

Director Danis Tanović in Conversation

Director Danis Tanović in Conversation

Pera Film proudly presents a selection of Bosnian director Danis Tanović’s films as part of Bosnia Sancak Culture Days. Presented as part of the program Legacy of the Memory director Tanović will be in conversation following the screening of No Man’s Land at 19:00. 

Sea Baths

Sea Baths

It is understood from Evliya Çelebi’s well-known Book of Travels that the history of sea baths goes as far back as the 17th century; their acceptance and popularization take place in mid-19th century as a result of Westernization, among other things.

From two portraits of children…

From two portraits of children…

The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation’s Orientalist Painting Collection includes two children’s portraits that are often featured in exhibitions on the second floor of the Pera Museum. These portraits both date back to the early 20th century, and were made four years apart. One depicts Prince Abdürrahim Efendi, son of Sultan Abdulhamid II, while the figure portrayed on the other is Nazlı, the daughter of Osman Hamdi Bey.

Is he sping on us?  <br>Vajiko Chachkhiani

Is he sping on us?
Vajiko Chachkhiani

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.