Poetry of Reality
Jasmila Žbanić

October 18 - October 23, 2016

Pera Film proudly presents a selection of Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić’s films as part of Bosnia Sancak Culture Days.” Last year, Pera Film offered a platform for the promising and world-renowned directors of the Bosnia-Herzegovina cinema with its program entitled Sarajevo Now! which also shed light on the extensive culture and history of the country. The program entitled Poetry of Reality: Jasmila Žbanić focuses on five films of the director, who won the Golden Bear Award at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award of the American Film Institute with Esma’s Secret. Žbanić graduated from the Department of Film and Stage Direction of the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts in 1996, attending Professor Lew Hunter’s screenwriting workshop and Professor Lee de Long’s puppet workshop at the Imaginary Academy Groznan the following year. The cinema of Bosnia-Herzegovina is regarded since the 1970s as a school of its own, and Jasmila Žbanić, who is one of its directors receiving critical attention at almost every international festival, says the characters in her films are not “black and white” since real people are not that simple. Instead of choosing the easy way and creating characters that can be called heroes or saints, she is interested rather in narrating the stories of weak though brave and tolerant characters.

Director Žbanić will be in conversation following the screening of Love Island at 14:00.

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

        

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October 18

19:00 One Day in Sarajevo

October 19

17:00 One Day in Sarajevo

October 20

19:00 On the Path

October 21

19:00 Esma’s Secret

21:00 For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

October 22

14:00 Esma’s Secret

16:00 On the Path

18:00 Love Island

October 23

14:00 Love Island

17:00 For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

Love Island

Love Island

Esma’s Secret

Esma’s Secret

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

One Day in Sarajevo

One Day in Sarajevo

On the Path

On the Path

Poetry of Reality
Jasmila Žbanić

The cinema of Bosnia-Herzegovina is regarded since the 1970s as a school of its own, and Jasmila Zbanic, who is one of its directors receiving critical attention at almost every international festival, says the characters in her films are not “black and white” since real people are not that simple.

Director Jasmila Žbanić in Conversation

Director Jasmila Žbanić in Conversation

Pera Film proudly presents a selection of Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić’s films as part of Bosnia Sancak Culture Days.” Presented as part of the program Poetry of Reality Director Žbanić will be in conversation following the screening of Love Island at 14:00.

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn was born in 1901 to a Jewish family in Pärnu, Russia (today Estonia), far from Philadelphia where he spent his whole life, worked, fell in love, and breathed his last. Kahn family emigrated to America when he was five years old. 

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). 

Modernity Building the Modern / Reshaping the Modern

Modernity Building the Modern / Reshaping the Modern

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. Today, the collection can be considered one of the most important and outstanding examples among the rare, consciously created, and long-lasting ones of its kind in Turkey.