Pera Museum’s new film program starts
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Organized in collaboration with Pera Film and Institut Français-Istanbul, Pera Museum’s program ‘Paris au present’ will be screening the famous film ‘Two days in Paris.’The Pera Museum will present two different programs, “Paris au present” (Paris Now) and “Dutch Animation,” in its new film program in September. Organized in collaboration with Pera Film and Institut Français-Istanbul, the program “Paris au present” pays special tribute to the city. Composed of 14 films, the program depicts a vivid portrait of the city of light, mixing up scenes of the romantic, popular Parisian neighborhoods, contemporary Paris, the metropolis and suburbia. This original Parisian itinerary is an invitation to discover a cosmopolite, multifaceted capital. Through the assertive and demanding cinematographic criteria of the program, the spirit of Paris is expressed in the present tense, far from stereotypes. “Paris au present” presents short and feature films, which interact harmoniously. This eclectic selection presents young directors’ debut films as well as the works of accomplished and well known filmmakers, through the genres of fiction, documentary and animation.
The other newly presented program “Dutch Animation,” is a collaboration between Pera Film and EYE Film Institute Netherlands, the Dutch center for film culture and heritage, curated by Mustafa Özen (Mert van Thracië Cultural Projects). Organized in parallel to the celebrations of 400 years of cultural, diplomatic and trade relations between Turkey and the Netherlands, the selected short animations present the award-winning new generation Dutch animations made between the years 2007 and 2011.
“Paris au present” will continue until Oct. 23, while “Dutch Animation” continues until Sept. 26.