Red Revolution
Soviet Gems

November 7 - November 30, 2017

                                                                                                                                            “The art of cinema is the most important of all arts for us today!”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lenin

Pera Film is saluting the Bolshevik Revolution Centenary with a special program titled Red Revolution: Soviet Gems. The program brings together seven black and white, classic films from the cinema of the Soviet Union. The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was one of the most explosive political events of the 20th century. The revolution marked the end of the Romanov dynasty and centuries of Russian Imperial rule. During the revolution, the Bolsheviks, led by leftist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, seized power and destroyed the tradition of Czarist rule. The Bolsheviks would later become the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. On November 6 and 7, 1917 (or October 24 and 25 on the Julian calendar, which is why the event is often referred to as the October Revolution), leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launched a coup d’état against the Duma’s provisional government. The provisional government had been assembled by a group of leaders from Russia’s bourgeois capitalist class. Lenin instead called for a Soviet government that would be ruled directly by councils of soldiers, peasants and workers. Lenin now proclaimed a new government of Russia, by the Soviets. The Congress of Soviets met and endorsed the action of the Bolsheviks. The Bolshevik Revolution was now a fact.

Red Revolution: Soviet Gems celebrates the work of Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg, Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Kalatozov, Lev Kuleshov, Aleksandr Medvedkin and Yakov Protazanov. From early dramas, comedies and melodramas to the emergence of the avant-garde in the 1920s, and 1930s, this program explores encaptivating cinematic treasures!

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

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November 7

19:00 Man with a Movie Camera

November 8

19:00 Alone

November 10

17:00 Earth

November 11

16:00 The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

18:00 Happiness

November 19

13:00 Salt for Svanetia

November 21

19:00 The Tailor From Torzhok

November 22

17:00 Happiness

November 24

17:00 Alone

19:00 Man with a Movie Camera

November 28

15:00 The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

16:00 Salt for Svanetia

November 30

17:00 The Tailor From Torzhok

19:00 Earth

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

The Tailor From Torzhok

The Tailor From Torzhok

Man with a Movie Camera

Man with a Movie Camera

Earth

Earth

Salt for Svanetia

Salt for Svanetia

Alone

Alone

Happiness

Happiness

Red Revolution
Soviet Gems

Program celebrates the work of Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg, Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Kalatozov, Lev Kuleshov, Aleksandr Medvedkin and Yakov Protazanov. From early dramas, comedies and melodramas to the emergence of the avant-garde in the 1920s, and 1930s, this program explores encaptivating cinematic treasures!

At Once Ancient and All Too Contemporary  <br>Tatiana Trouvé

At Once Ancient and All Too Contemporary
Tatiana Trouvé

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017.

History of a Khanjar

History of a Khanjar

Henryk Weyssenhoff, author of landscapes, prints, and illustrations, devoted much of his creative energies to realistic vistas of Belorussia, Lithuania, and Samogitia. A descendant of an ancient noble family which moved east to the newly Polonised Inflanty in the 17th century, the young Henryk was raised to cherish Polish national traditions.

Midnight Horror Stories:  The Moon Pool

Midnight Horror Stories: The Moon Pool

Pera Museum Blog is launching a new series of creepy stories in collaboration with Turkey’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Arts Association (FABISAD). The Association’s member writers are presenting newly commissioned short horror stories inspired by the artworks of Mario Prassinos as part of the Museum’s In Pursuit of an Artist: Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul exhibition. The fourth story is by Işın Beril Tetik! The stories will be published online throughout the exhibition. Stay tuned!