Director: Aleksandr Gornovskiy, Karen Shakhnazarov
Cast: Vladimir Ilin, Aleksey Vertkov, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy
Russia, 2009, 83’, color
Russian with Turkish subtitles
A bold modern day interpretation of Chekhov's story, Ward #6 is based on an actual incident, in which the director of a mental ward winds up becoming a patient on that very ward. The gradual estrangement of Dr. Andrey Ragin was used by Chekhov as a metaphor for a man's disappointment with the promises of science; in Karen Shaknazarov's version, (based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Alexander Boraadyansky) that disappointment might be read as an increasingly loss of faith in the nation's future. Shot in a real asylum in a vibrant, documentary like style, the film was made in record time (only four weeks) and has went on to be a major box office and critical hit in Russia.
"Fragmenting Chekhov's descriptions and putting them into the mouths of characters in mock interviews, juggling chronology, inserting silent homemovie footage and finally abandoning narrative altogether, the helmer deconstructs Chekhov to dazzling effect..."
Ronnie Scheib, Variety
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.
The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in “Look At Me!”.
Tuesday - Friday 11.00 - 18.00
The museum is closed on Mondays,
Saturdays and Sundays.
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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