Reminiscences of a Journey

February 5 - March 1 2020

“The minute we left, we started going home, and we are still going home. I am still on my journey home.”

Jonas Mekas

Pera Film starts 2020 with road stories. Running alongside A Road Story exhibition, Pera’s program features six films that focus on the state of setting out on a journey and how feelings transform on the road.  

Scheduled on 5 February – 1 March 2020, Reminiscences of a Journey program presents: one of the most impressive road story movies, Badlands -Terrence Malick’sfirst feature-length based on the true story of serial killer Charles Starkweather; Tickets: Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ken Loach’s collaborative work that tells three intersecting stories on a journey from Eastern Europe to Rome; I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You: sent to a semi-arid isolated region in the northeast of Brazil for a survey, geologist José Renato feels and profoundly reflects on the screen the most striking forms of the emptiness, a sense of abandonment and isolation; Big Easy Express: documentary capturing a musical journey of three bands, six cities, a train and thousands of miles on the tracks; and last but not least American Honey: the story of  18 year old Star, who suddenly decides to leave behind her troubled life of domestic violence and poverty to join a traveling sales crew selling subscriptions door to door. 

February 5

19:00 Badlands

February 9

15:00 Big Easy Express

February 14

19:30 American Honey

February 16

15:00 I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

February 19

19:00 Badlands

February 26

19:00 I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

February 28

19:30 American Honey

February 29

15:00 Big Easy Express

Badlands

Badlands

Tickets

Tickets

 I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

Big Easy Express

Big Easy Express

American Honey

American Honey

Reminiscences of a Journey

Pera Film starts 2020 with road stories. Running alongside A Road Story exhibition, Pera’s program features six films that focus on the state of setting out on a journey and how feelings transform on the road.  

Mark Požlep

Mark Požlep

Our Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. Throughout the exhibition, we keep sharing detailed information about the artworks. Take a look at Mark Požlep’s “Stranger than Paradise” video installation. Also you can check our interview with the artist on our YouTube channel! 

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos. 

Félix Ziem (1821-1911) A nomadic, unclassifiable, and eccentric artist

Félix Ziem (1821-1911) A nomadic, unclassifiable, and eccentric artist

French artist Félix Ziem is one of the most original landscape painters of the 19thcentury. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined.