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
Three people sleeping side by side. On the uncomfortable seats of the stuffy airplane in the air. Three friends. I’m the friend in the window seat. The other two are a couple, Emre and Melisa. I’m alone, they are together. And another difference. I’ve only closed my eyes. They are asleep.
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.
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 19.00
Sunday 12.00 - 18.00
The museum is closed on Mondays.
On Wednesdays, the students can
visit the museum free of admission.
Full ticket: 25 TL
Discounted: 10 TL
Groups: 20 TL (10 people or more)
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