Pera Movie brings again the postponed screenings of its “Uğrak” (“The Overwhelmed Path”) program as a part of the “Istanbuls Immediately” exhibition, beginning on March 15 to fulfill with cinema fans. The choice of movies, which portrays Istanbul in several roles – typically tackling it as a movie set, typically a prop whereas often because the protagonist, portraying it as a cultural hub, a spot of refuge – will be watched on the Pera Museum auditorium till March 31.
Suna and Inan Kıraç Basis Pera Museum movie and video packages unfurl Istanbul’s hundreds of faces to the viewers by means of the brand new choice known as “Uğrak.” The phrase “uğrak” (“the overwhelmed monitor”), which is assumed to originate from the Turkic-Mongolian language household, means to cease by and go. The phrase uğrak, reworked through the years to imply to make a brief cease and to go regularly, permits us to indicate the movies that rework Istanbul into a spot of a hang-out. The Pera Movie choice supplies a chance to see movies that rework Istanbul into a spot of refuge – a spot of stop-and-go.
Inside the scope of the exhibition, this system contains 9 movie examples from the experimental, documentary and fiction genres.
A nonetheless shot from “The Metropolis.” (Picture courtesy of Pera Museum)
Director Merlyn Solakhan, who was born in Istanbul, is featured in this system with two movies: “The Metropolis” from 1983 and “Tongue Tornado” from 1984. About “The Metropolis,” the director elaborates, “I wished the expression itself, fairly than the movie, to be the narrator.”
In “Tongue Tornado,” alternatively, which was featured within the 1986 Berlin Movie Pageant program, the streets of Istanbul, surrounded by eeriness, are displayed 5 years after the army coup. The movie presents the transformation of the tongue tornado right into a hesitation by means of an unique aesthetic.
Alain Robbe-Grillet’s first directing try, “The Immortal,” from 1963, focuses on a French man visiting Istanbul who meets a mysterious lady and falls into an inextricable labyrinth as he follows her path. Istanbul, with its enchanting and surreal stillness, represents the setting of the movie.
A nonetheless shot from “The Immortal.” (Picture courtesy of Pera Museum)
Mika Kaurismäki’s tragicomedy “Zombie and the Ghost Prepare” from 1991 tells the story of a younger musician named Zombie who tries to discover a group and a spot on the planet however will get misplaced within the move of life between Istanbul and Helsinki, shedding monitor of actuality.
Maurice Pialat’s “Turkey Journals” from 1964, which is devoted to Türkiye’s historical past and other people, consists of 5 brief movies known as “Istanbul Bosporus,” “Byzantine,” “Golden Horn,” “Istanbul,” and “Galip Usta.” Whereas “Byzantine” is predicated on a textual content by author Stefan Zweig, “Golden Horn” begins from a poem by Gerard de Nerval, and “Galip Usta” progresses primarily based on the poems of Nazım Hikmet.
The “Uğrak” movie program is screened on the Pera Museum auditorium till March 31.