Maybe the only thing that hints at a sense of Time is rhythm; not the recurrent beats of the rhythm but the gap between two such beats, the gray gap between black beats: the Tender Interval.
Part of exhibition The Time Needs Changing and its non-conventional perspective on the concept of time as a linear phenomenon, Pera Film presents the program Timezones from February 6 to March 17. The program is a collection of stories of individuals who await the right time to live their own reality, rebel against the truths of their time, wonder about the lives being led concurrently on the far side of the world, challenge the notion that a day is but 24 hours, and believe in the healing effect of time.
With a broad scope including cult films to documentaries and sci-fi classics to critically acclaimed recent productions, the program consists of Last Year at Marienbad, an exploration of the nature of memory by Alain Resnais, one of the pioneers of the French New Wave; Freak Orlando by Ulrike Ottinger, a reinterpretation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Tod Browning’s Freaks remade into a boundary-busting theater of human difference and transformation; On the Silver Globe, Andrzej Zulawski’s banned and destroyed film that tells the tale of five astronauts who have left the Earth to found a new civilization, remade decades later using preserved footage and commentary to fill in narrative gaps; Night on Earth, one of Jim Jarmusch’s most charming and beloved films and a story of five taxi drivers and their passengers taking place simultaneously in five different cities and told through brief glimpses; Good Time, a crime film by the Safdie Brothers focusing on the lives of two brother in a cinematic experience brimming with realism and fervor; Out, the first documentary to address LGBTQ+ coming out stories exclusively through social media footage; and lastly, two films by The Time Needs Changing artist Cao Fei: i.Mirror, focusing on the blurry border between the virtual and the real, and Haze and Fog, an exploration of how the collective consciousness of people emerges from day-to-day life.
Screening tickets are 10 TL (reduced museum admission). Tickets will be available soon on Biletix.