Director: Régis Sauder
Cast: Abou Achoumi, Laura Badrane, Morgane Badrane
France, 69’, 2011, color
French with Turkish subtitles
high school English class, where works of great literature are foisted upon
students as required reading. Those great tomes filled with heady prose and
characters from another era are supposed to be vitally important to every young
person’s education, but how relevant are they to the realities of daily
angst-ridden teenage existence? In a refreshing and inspired look at the lives
of contemporary youth, director Régis Sauder attempts to make that elusive
connection between classic literature and contemporary teenage life through the
authentic voices and emotions of one Marseille high school class studying the
17th century French novel La princesse de Clèves. A tale of love and duty in the
16thcentury court of King Henri II, this classic text has been taught in French
classrooms for decades. But Sauder gives it a new spin, juxtaposing its
narrative with the lives of the students themselves, a diverse population of
teens from predominantly working-class and immigrant families. As they gradually
begin the stressful preparation for their baccalaureate exams, the students
recite assorted passages from the book and speak candidly about their hopes and
dreams, love and heartbreak, family and friends and their own place in today’s
Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks.
A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. Today, the collection can be considered one of the most important and outstanding examples among the rare, consciously created, and long-lasting ones of its kind in Turkey.
Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. 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. Through the exhibition, we will be sharing detailed information about the artist and the artworks.
Tuesday - Friday 11.00 - 18.00
The museum is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
On Wednesdays, the students can
visit the museum free of admission.
Full ticket: 25 TL
Discounted: 10 TL
Groups: 20 TL (10 people or more)
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