Power of My Imagination!
For National Sovereignty and Children's Day

April 21 - April 24, 2018

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Pablo Picasso
 

Pera Film is celebrating National Sovereignty and Children's Day with a short but sweet program rejoicing originality and creativity. Power of My Imagination! captures three different characters – Little Nicholas, Courgette (Zucchini) and Ofelia. Based on French author Rene Goscinny’s (who also wrote the series Asterix and Lucky Luke) novel, Nicholas on Holiday tells the story of Nicholas and his family as they set off to the seaside for a summer vacation, and the result is a film filled with rich humor, moments of childhood nostalgia, hilarious blunders and misunderstandings across three generations. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature at the 89th Academy Awards in 2016, My Life as a Courgette is a Swiss-French animated comedy-drama brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation; the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. Nine-year-old Zucchini learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. Set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro. This fantasy-drama set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War explores the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl, Ofelia who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom. While out exploring one night, Ofelia stumbles upon the lair of the faun god Pan. The encounter leads her into a world of magical adventures, fantastical creatures, and secret destinies. As Carl Sagan articulately points out “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”  Power of My Imagination! hopes to carry children, teens and adults into new, genuine, and exciting worlds.

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April 21

14:00 My Life as a Zucchini

16:00 Pan's Labyrinth

April 22

14:00 Nicholas on Holiday

16:00 My Life as a Zucchini

April 24

17:00 Nicholas on Holiday

19:00 Pan's Labyrinth

Nicholas on Holiday

Nicholas on Holiday

My Life as a Zucchini

My Life as a Zucchini

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Power of My Imagination!
For National Sovereignty and Children's Day

Pera Film is celebrating National Sovereignty and Children's Day with a short but sweet program rejoicing originality and creativity.

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme is among the most renowned artists of the second half of the 19th century. One of the most fervent advocates of academic painting, Gérôme declared a personal war against modern movements such as Impressionism. 

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik was video art’s pioneer (1932 –2006). It is interesting that while Warhol and Nameth were experimenting with psychedelic happenings that combined rock, film and performance, the video art pioneers Nam June Paik, Stephen Beck, Eric Siegel and Steina Vasulka were researching in a similar direction.

The Painter of Venice

The Painter of Venice

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century.