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.  

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

In the works of western painters, we encounter mosques as the primary architectural elements that reflect the identity of the city of Istanbul. Often we can recognize the depicted landscape as Istanbul simply from the mosques. 

Game of Mangala

Game of Mangala

Three figures in Eastern dress are shown in repose against an exotic landscape, smoking pipes and playing mangala. Inventories of the royal collections from 1739 identify the members of this group as the royal eunuch Matthias and two odalisques. 

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day.