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

Program Trailer

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.  

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

Following the opening of his studio, “El Chark Societe Photographic,” on Beyoğlu’s Postacılar Caddesi in 1857, the Levantine-descent Pascal Sébah moves to yet another studio next to the Russian Embassy in 1860 with a Frenchman named A. Laroche, who, apart from having worked in Paris previously, is also quite familiar with photographic techniques.

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

“The portrait tells us that there is an inner and an outer dimension of the human condition; it provides—or should provide—information about both the physical and psychological character of an individual.” 

Audience with the Mad King

Audience with the Mad King

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pera Museum invites artist Benoît Hamet to reinterpret key pieces from its collections, casting a humourous eye over ‘historical’ events, both imagined and factual.