ReelLife Screening Series

November 16 - December 12, 2023

Pera Film welcomes the ReelLife screening series, an initiative presented in collaboration with the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub and Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul.

Nothing brings you into an issue quite like seeing it. As everyday citizens and audiences, we are inundated by and oversaturated with information, but our knowledge is often limited. ReelLife screening series provides an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding through the lens of compelling stories and conversations.

Running from November 16 to December 12, the series of screenings will include Through the Night, which delves into the lives of individuals navigating the challenges of a 24-hour daycare center in the context of work culture; Landfall, a contemporary portrayal of Puerto Rico grappling with concurrent economic and environmental crises; and Delikado, set in one of the Philippines' burgeoning tourism destinations, exploring the intricate balance between economic development and environmental preservation.

Each screening will be followed by a discussion about the film and its social issues with filmmakers and experts. 

All films will be screened with Turkish and English subtitles. Post-screening discussions will be in English.

This program’s screenings are free admission. Drop in, no reservations. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age unless stated otherwise.

November 16

19:00 Through the Night

November 30

19:00 Landfall

December 12

19:00 Delikado

Through the Night

Through the Night

Landfall

Landfall

Delikado

Delikado

Fluid Rego

Fluid Rego

While Paula Rego belatedly was recognised as one of the leading feminist pioneers of her age, little has been written about her exploration of fluid sexuality. Indeed the current of sado-masochism in her drawings and paintings, has tended to encourage an understanding as a classic clash between the patriarchy and exploited women.

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord <br> Hakan Bıçakcı

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord
Hakan Bıçakcı

Three people sleeping side by side. On the uncomfortable seats of the stuffy airplane in the air. Three friends. I’m the friend in the window seat. The other two are a couple, Emre and Melisa. I’m alone, they are together. And another difference. I’ve only closed my eyes. They are asleep.

Return from Vienna

Return from Vienna

Józef Brandt harboured a fascination for the history of 17th century Poland, and his favourite themes included ballistic scenes and genre scenes before and after the battle proper –all and sundry marches, returns, supply trains, billets and encampments, patrols, and similar motifs illustrating the drudgery of warfare outside of its culminating moments.