Pera Museum screens psychiatry in cinema

Pera Museum screens psychiatry in cinema

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Pera Museum screens psychiatry in cinema

Pera Museum’s new film program starts with Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia.’

Pera Museum has announced the return of its film days, with a number of films planned between Sept. 14 and 26 as part of its “Where is my mind? Psychiatry in Cinema” series.

The program, whose name was influenced by the Pixies’ legendary song “Where is my mind,” starts with Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia.” The movie is about both the end of the world and Justine and Michael’s wedding at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire and brother-in-law John. Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth.

The program will also feature “The Master,” “Blindness,” “A Man Alone,” “The Skin I Live in,” “Father to Son” and “The Suicide of Innocence.” There will be total of seven films screened during the program.

Between Sept. 19 and 29, the museum will also welcome another film program, “A Farewell to Arms: Stories of Civil Resistance,” which was influenced by the Ernest Hemingway novel “Farewell to Arms.” The series focuses on stories of resistance from the 20th and 21st centuries and features documentaries and films on the subject of civil resistance.

The program will start on Sept. 19 with “Tous au Larzac,” a film directed by Christian Rouaud that questions politics and government.