Shorts from women directors at Pera

Shorts from women directors at Pera

Shorts from women directors at Pera

As part of the March 8 International Women’s Day celebrations, Pera Film will present “Shifting Perspectives,” a collection of short films directed by women between March 8 and 30.

Distinct and awe-inspiring stories from 18 female directors will be presented under the themes of Seven Women, Seven Sins, Shorts from the World, and Shorts from Turkey.

Seven of the world's best-known women directors were invited to direct their own interpretation of the seven deadly sins to create the Seven Women, Seven Sins omnibus. “Gluttony” by Helke Sander, “Greed” by Bette Gordon, “Anger” by Maxi Cohen, “Sloth” by Chantal Akerman, “Lust” by Valie Export, “Envy” by Laurence Gavron and “Pride” by Ulrike Ottinger tell their stories in varying tones from fictional narrative to experimental video, and musical to radical documentary.

Among the films, “Tangles and Knots” is the story of an intimate bond between a Sydney mother and daughter that becomes threatened when the mother helps her teenage daughter throw a party.

“After the Facts” is a film that looks at Esfir Shub, credited with inventing the remix film, and shows the groundbreaking work of women editors who profoundly influenced some of the masterpieces of cinema.

 “Mrs. Nebile’s Wormhole” is the story of a middle-aged Turkish housewife living in Germany who digs a secret tunnel into the house next door to escape her domestic routine.

“Ground Level” is a short film that questions whether is it beyond ethical boundaries or a legitimate right to demand one’s wage during a funeral and  “Androktones,” tells the myth of female Amazon warriors through the conflicting stories of a female and a male narrator.

Admission to the film program is free.