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

16:00 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

19:00 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

Happy Republic Day!

Happy Republic Day!

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pera Museum invites artist Benoît Hamet to reinterpret key pieces from its collections, casting a humorous eye over ‘historical’ events, both imagined and factual.

Paris Without End (1959-1965)

Paris Without End (1959-1965)

In the 60s, Alberto Giacometti paid homage to Paris, the city where he lived, by drawing its streets, cafés, and more private places like his studio and the apartment of his wife, Annette. These drawings would make up his last book, Paris sans fin (Paris Without End). 

Audience with the Mad King

Audience with the Mad King

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pera Museum invites artist Benoît Hamet to reinterpret key pieces from its collections, casting a humourous eye over ‘historical’ events, both imagined and factual.