Reality Bites
Documentaries

January 11 - 22, 2014

Pera film in collaboration with Dogwoof, the UK’s leading documentary distributor, is kicking off 2014’s first program of the year with Reality Bites. The selection of six recent documentaries from the past three years brings powerful stories together. In defining the documentary film, Bill Nichols, an internationally recognized authority on documentary and ethnographic film, explains: “Given the vitality of expression, range of voices, and dramatic popularity of documentary film, we might well wonder what, if anything all these films have in common. Have they broadened the appeal of documentary by becoming more like feature fiction films in their use of compelling music, reenactments and staged encounters, sequences or entire films based on animation, portrayals of fascinating characters and the creation of compelling stories? Or do they remain a fiction like any other? That is, do they tell stories that, although similar to feature fiction, remain distinct from it?” This program aims to delve into the fascinating and shocking stories while celebrating and exploring the exceptional documentary form.

January 11

14:00 The House I Live In

16:00 Girl Model

January 12

14:00 Town of Runners

16:00 Sound it Out

January 15

19:00 Tabloid

January 17

19:00 Town of Runners

January 18

14:00 InRealLife

16:00 Girl Model

18:00 Sound it Out

January 19

14:00 Tabloid

16:00 The House I Live In

January 22

19:00 InRealLife

InRealLife

InRealLife

The House I Live In

The House I Live In

Town of Runners

Town of Runners

Sound it Out

Sound it Out

Girl Model

Girl Model

Tabloid

Tabloid

Program Trailer

Reality Bites
Documentaries

This program aims to delve into the fascinating and shocking stories while celebrating and exploring the exceptional documentary form.

The Chronicle of Sarajevo

The Chronicle of Sarajevo

Inspired by the great European masters, from Renaissance to Art Nouveau, Berber’s works exemplify the deep, opaque whites of his journeys through the fairy tale landscapes of Bosnia to the dark, macabre burrows of Srebrenica.

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams <br> Doğu Yücel

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams
Doğu Yücel

He didn’t expect this from me. And I hadn’t expected that we would decide to get married that day, at that moment. Everything happened all of a sudden, but exactly like it was supposed to happen in our day. We thought of the idea of marriage simultaneously, we smiled simultaneously, blinking and opening our eyes in unison.