On the Beach

June 8 - July 28, 2018

Pera Film is kicking off the summer season with On the Beach! Presented in conjunction with Pera Museum and Istanbul Research Institute’s Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches, an exhibition exploring a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Pera Film’s On the Beach journeys through the layered meanings of the beach and its representation on celluloid. 

On the Beach elucidates that the beach does not only represent a romantic stance and moments of pleasure and fun, but it may also reflect a darker side to summer holidays. In addition to cinema classics such as Pauline at the Beach and A Summer's Tale by French New Wave director Éric Rohmer, L’Avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni, Mr. Hulot’s Holiday by Jacques Tati and Bonjour Tristesse by Otto Preminger, the program also features recent productions such as Asghar Farhadi's About Elly, Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love and Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinetta.

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

June 8

19:00 Pauline at the Beach

21:00 Death in Venice

June 9

16:00 Sim Sala Bim

18:00 About Elly

June 10

16:00 The Blue Wave

On the Coast

June 19

19:00 Paradise: Love

June 23

16:00 Death in Venice

June 28

19:00 Eternity and a Day

July 4

19:00 Kinetta

July 5

19:00 Sex and Lucía

July 6

19:00 The Beaches of Agnès

21:00 L'Avventura

July 7

16:00 Bonjour Tristesse

July 12

19:00 The Blue Wave

On the Coast

July 13

19:00 A Summer's Tale

21:00 Pauline at the Beach

July 14

16:00 Mr. Hulot’s Holiday

July 18

19:00 Paradise: Love

July 19

19:00 Sim Sala Bim

July 20

19:00 Bonjour Tristesse

21:00 About Elly

July 21

16:00 L'Avventura

July 25

19:00 A Summer's Tale

July 26

19:00 Sex and Lucía

July 27

19:00 Kinetta

21:00 The Beaches of Agnès

July 28

16:00 Eternity and a Day

18:00 Mr. Hulot’s Holiday

Mr. Hulot’s Holiday

Mr. Hulot’s Holiday

Sim Sala Bim

Sim Sala Bim

Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse

L'Avventura

L'Avventura

Death in Venice

Death in Venice

Pauline at the Beach

Pauline at the Beach

A Summer's Tale

A Summer's Tale

Eternity and a Day

Eternity and a Day

Sex and Lucía

Sex and Lucía

Kinetta

Kinetta

The Beaches of Agnès

The Beaches of Agnès

About Elly

About Elly

Paradise: Love

Paradise: Love

The Blue Wave

The Blue Wave

On the Coast

On the Coast

Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure

The First World War played a critical role in shaping the transformation of the Ottoman people’s relationship with the sea. Swimming in the sea, regarded as a matter of privacy, was considered wrong and even illegal for a long period. 

Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber was born in Bosanski Petrovac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, on January 1st. He was the first son of Muhammed Berber and Sadika Berber, a well-known weaver and embroiderer. A year later, the family moved to Banja Luka after the city had suffered damage from the World War II.

Barbara Kruger’s Practice on Power,  Capitalism, Identity, and Gender

Barbara Kruger’s Practice on Power, Capitalism, Identity, and Gender

A closer look at the life and works of the artist Barbara Kruger, who is represented with two striking works in the exhibition And Now The Good News, a selection of works from the Nobel Collection.

The Big Country

The Big Country

When the Royal Academy of Arts offered Stephen Chambers the opportunity to produce new work for a focused exhibition in the Weston Rooms of the Main Galleries, Chambers turned to print and the possibilities it offered.