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.
Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches exhibition brought together photographs, magazines, comics, objects, and books from various private and institutional collections, and told a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure was a documentary testament of the radical transformations in the Republic’s lifestyle.
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
The museum is closed on Mondays.
On Wednesdays, the students can
visit the museum free of admission.
Full ticket: 50 TL
Discounted: 25 TL
Groups: 40 TL (10 people or more)
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