Escape from the ‘Liberty’ Cinema

  • December 17, 2017 / 16:00
  • December 23, 2017 / 18:00

Director: Wojciech Marczewski
Cast: Janusz Gajos, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Teresa Marczewska, Piotr Fronczewski
Poland, 1990, 92', color
Polish with Turkish subtitles
 

Adapted from Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo to Poland’s late 80’s, when the communist regime is coming to an end, this film tells the story of a provincial film critic and his struggle with a rebelling group of actors. During the screening of the film Daybreak in the “Liberty” cinema, the actors on screen stage a strike, abandon their roles, and begin to assert their freedom, making demands to the audience. When the censor is unable to control the situation, senior party officials are called in. This film is one of the most original Polish films of the decade; a poetic satire about the end of an oppressive era but also a universal tale about humanity. It was screened at Un Certain Regard section of the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

Daisies

Daisies

Escape from the ‘Liberty’ Cinema

Escape from the ‘Liberty’ Cinema

The Garden

The Garden

Conspirators of Pleasure

Conspirators of Pleasure

Afterlife

Afterlife

Free Fall

Free Fall

Goat

Goat

Five October

Five October

I, Olga

I, Olga

Communion

Communion

Little Harbour

Little Harbour

On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul

Photon

Photon

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. 

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

Explore the Museum with the Little Yellow Circle!

Explore the Museum with the Little Yellow Circle!

Published as part of Pera Learning programs, “The Little Yellow Circle (Küçük Sarı Daire)” is a children’s book written by Tania Bahar and illustrated by Marina Rico, offering children and adults to a novel learning experience where they can share and discover together.