Harbor films at Istanbul Modern

Harbor films at Istanbul Modern

ISTANBUL
Harbor films at Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern Cinema will present a selection of panoramic films about harbors in conjunction with a new exhibition about ports.

Harbors represent a haven for those coming from the sea and hope for those looking from land. Harbors have featured in films from different periods and of different genres throughout the history of cinema, often playing a leading role either in the story or the picture or functioning as a door that opens or closes in the character’s life. 

Between May 18 and 28, Istanbul Modern will show a total of 11 films that center on harbors, including: “Le Havre” (2011) by Aki Kaurismäki; “The American Friend” (1977), the first feature film by Wim Wenders; “A Scene at the Sea” (1991) by Takeshi Kitano; as well as “The Dance of Reality” (2013) by Alejandro Jodorowsky.