Rebel Images
Sergey Parajanov

January 9 - March 17, 2019

Presented as part of Parajanov, with Sarkis exhibition, Pera Film’s Rebel Images: Sergey Parajanov is a collection of the director’s films given form by his unbridled imagination and documentaries that showcase the testimonies of artists who have been inspired by Parajanov’s work. Named a “genius”, a “master”, and a “magician” by Tarkovsky, Godard, Fellini, Antonioni and other renowned directors of the history of cinema, Sergey Parajanov, after his incarceration in 1974 for his dissident views and sexual orientation, revealed the unconstrainable nature of images with his art that reached beyond walls, proving once again his mastery of poetical cinema.

The program includes Andriesh, Parajanov‘s first surviving film, an expanded version of his lost student film The Moldavian Tale; The First Lad, a romantic comedy made under the guidance of Alexander Dovzhenko and set in the immense fields of Ukraine; Ukrainian Rhapsody, a melodrama wrapped in the ideological garb of the time; Flower on the Stone, a film centering on a clash between the political establishment and a religious cult which infiltrates the community; Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, the film that won Parajanov international acclaim with the vibrance of its costumes and colors; Hakob Hovnatanyan,an overview of the portrait painting of the man called “the Raphael of Tiflis”, Hakob Hovnatanyan; The Color of Pomegranates, the life of Armenian ashik Sayat-Nova told through images from the director’s own imagination, widely regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century; The Legend of Suram Fortress, a retelling of an archaic Soviet-Georgian folk-tale; Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme, a personal view of the director on the spectacular heritage of Georgian primitivist painter Niko Pirosmani; Ashik Kerib, Parajanov’s last completed film and an adaptation of a short story by Mikhail Lermontov dedicated to Andrei Tarkovsky; as well as The Seasons, which is considered to be one of the three most important documentary films made in Armenia along with Hakob Hovnatanyan, directed by Artavazd Peleshian, whom Parajanov referred to as "one of the few authentic geniuses in the world of cinema"; Parajanov: A Requiem by Ron Holloway, an affectionate and insightful look at the tumultuous career of Parajanov and featuring the famed director’s reflections on his own films; and lastly, Sergey Parajanov: The Rebel by Patrick Cazals, a documentary that focuses on the collages Parajanov produced during his years in prison, featuring interviews with artists, including Sarkis himself, academics, and actors, complete with behind-the-scenes footage.

Free admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

January 9

19:00 Andriesh

January 11

19:00 The Legend of Suram Fortress

21:00 The Color of Pomegranates

January 13

15:00 Ashik Kerib

January 18

19:00 Flower on the Stone

21:00 Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

January 20

15:00 Sergey Parajanov: The Rebel

January 23

19:00 Ashik Kerib

January 25

19:00 Sergey Parajanov: The Rebel

21:00 The First Lad

January 30

19:00 Ukrainian Rhapsody

February 2

15:00 Andriesh

February 3

15:00 The Legend of Suram Fortress

February 15

21:00 The Color of Pomegranates

February 23

15:00 Hakob Hovnatanyan

15:00 The Seasons of the Year

15:00 Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme

March 2

13:00 Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

13:00 Parajanov: A Requiem

March 3

13:00 The First Lad

15:00 Ukrainian Rhapsody

March 9

13:00 Flower on the Stone

March 10

13:00 Hakob Hovnatanyan

13:00 The Seasons of the Year

13:00 Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme

March 17

15:00 Parajanov: A Requiem

Andriesh

Andriesh

The First Lad

The First Lad

Ukrainian Rhapsody

Ukrainian Rhapsody

Flower on the Stone

Flower on the Stone

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Hakob Hovnatanyan

Hakob Hovnatanyan

The Color of Pomegranates

The Color of Pomegranates

The Seasons of the Year

The Seasons of the Year

The Legend of Suram Fortress

The Legend of Suram Fortress

Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme

Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme

Ashik Kerib

Ashik Kerib

Parajanov: A Requiem

Parajanov: A Requiem

Sergey Parajanov: The Rebel

Sergey Parajanov: The Rebel

Rebel Images
Sergey Parajanov

Presented as part of Parajanov, with Sarkis exhibition, Pera Film’s Rebel Images: Sergey Parajanov is a collection of the director’s films given form by his unbridled imagination and documentaries that showcase the testimonies of artists who have been inspired by Parajanov’s work.

Parajanov
with Sarkis

Pera Museum presented for the first time in Turkey a selection that brought together all periods of the versatile, multicultural visual world of renowned director Sergey Parajanov, master of poetic cinema.

Parajanov <br> with Sarkis

Los Caprichos

Los Caprichos

It can be seen how Goya gradually and constantly investigated all the technical possibilities of creative engraving from etching to lithography. 

Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul: Mario Prassinos

Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul: Mario Prassinos

Mario Prassinos liked Istanbul more than the current Istanbulites of today. It is obvious that you can understand this from the article written by her daughter Catherine Prassinos in the Pera Museum's book on the artist.

Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

Between 1963 and 1966 Andy Warhol worked at making film portraits of all sorts of characters linked to New York art circles. Famous people and anonymous people were filmed by Andy Warhol’s 16 mm camera, for almost four minutes, without any instructions other than ‘to get in front of the camera’.