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FILM SCREENINGS

This brief selection brings together documentaries, great movies and short videos that celebrates creativity and culture. NOWNESS Picks will be presented at Yeldeğirmeni Art Center and the MUBI selection will be presented online at mubi.com. All screenings are free of charge.

This year’s programme will be showcased in partnership
with MUBI and NOWNESS.

NOWNESS SEÇKİSİ
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center,
1-11 October
Open Everyday 10:30 – 20:00

This brief selection brings together extraordinary videos that celebrate life and creativity. All screenings are free of chard and will be held at Yeldeğirmeni Art Center.

PROGRAMME

MUBI x 212 PHOTOGRAPHY ISTANBUL SELECTION
ONLINE
1-30 October

In collaboration with MUBI, a selection of 12 inspirational films will be featured online at mubi.com. Stay tuned for the link and further details.

PROGRAMME

The Enigma of a Dream – Grace Hartnett
NOWNESS x 212 PHOTOGRAPHY ISTANBUL

NOWNESS is a movement for creative excellence in storytelling celebrating the extraordinary of every day. Launched in 2010, NOWNESS has established it as the go-to source of inspiration and influence across art, design, fashion, beauty, music, food, and travel. NOWNESS works with exceptional talent, and both established and emerging filmmakers, which connects our audience to emotional and sensorial stories designed to provoke inspiration and debate.

NOWNESS x 212 Photography Istanbul Video Selection will be presented at Yeldeğirmeni Art Center. Please see the full program below.

THE ENIGMA OF A DREAM (2021)
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center
1-11 October
Open Everyday 10:30 – 20:00

Director: Grace Hartnett 

“Every individual has this power that shakes the universe.”

A surreal exploration of the subconscious mind through art and design

Director Grace Hartnett invites you to peel back the layers of your mind and delve into your subconscious in a film that explores the mystery of dreaming. The Enigma of a Dream is a conceptual short film based on the journey of the mind slipping between states of awareness and tapping into the unknown depths of the human psyche.

STOCKHOLM SYNDROME (2021)
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center
1-11 October
Open Everyday 10:30 – 20:00

Director: Ryan Koopmans.

‘I’ve experienced my own version of Stockholm Syndrome, so to speak; i’m mesmerized by a city that was my unintended captor.’

Step aboard this fast-paced tour of Sweden’s retro-futuristic metro system

Stockholm Syndrome is a continuation of Koopmans’ ongoing exploration of surreal architecture, structures and megacities around the world with an emphasis on the social and environmental consequences of hyper-globalization. Music is by Ross K.

TURBULENCE (2020)
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center
1-11 October
Open Everday 10:30 – 20:00

Director: Aaron Tilley

‘I wanted to capture all of the detail in the food elegantly moving and dancing through the air’

Fasten your seatbelts for a high-flying, gravitational dining experience.

While traveling home on a slightly bumpy flight from Lisbon, London-based still life photographer Aaron Tilley was attempting to eat a meal and drink a glass of wine when his plane experienced a sudden patch of air turbulence.

 

MEET THE ARTIST by Art BASEL:
LEE UFAN (2021)
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center
1-11 October
Open Everyday 10:30 – 20:00

Director: Dan Buyanovsky,

‘Whenever I thought about what art was, that sunrise lingered in my heart.’

A meditation on creativity with the father of Japan’s postwar avant-garde movement

This episode of Meet the artists by Art Basel visits the 84-year-old master in his studio in Kamakura, Japan. This film serves as a blueprint to understanding Ufan’s ascetic minimalism and how his semicentennial survey of materials led to a uniquely philosophical approach to art.

WINDOWS (2018)
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center,
1-11 October
Open Everyday 10:30 – 20:00

Director: Jason Allen Lee.

‘There’s something very cinematic about windows, where the eye is drawn to them in a sea of dark building façades.’

Artist Jason Allen Lee asks: who is watching us while we are looking at others?

Taking inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, American filmmaker and artist Jason Allen Lee subdues the explosive 1954 classic by drawing metaphorically on the act of surveillance. Lee exposes the ways we are perpetually and passively looking at strangers—on smartphones and computers—just as others are looking at us. The windows seen in the film mirror the windows we hold in our hands, which draw us into a world of infinitely recurring and mutual surveillance, even while we are in public.

JUST DANCE: 間  MA— THE SPACE BETWEEN ALL THINGS (2021)
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center
1-11 October
Open Everyday 10:30 – 20:00

Director: Neels Castillion

‘It was an obsession for me to find a place where you could feel the immensity of nature.’

Explore the Japanese concept of time and space in an Icelandic ice storm

The project was shot during an ice storm in Iceland earlier this year with Paris-based dancer Fanny Sage and musician Awir Leon. ‘It was an obsession for me to find a place where you could feel the immensity of nature,’ says the director. ‘I wanted the characters, Fanny and Awir, to get lost in the landscape, let them feel small, facing the elements.’

MUBI FILM SELECTION

212 is happy to introduce a special collaboration with the curated film streaming service MUBI for this years programme. Together, MUBI and 212 invite you to enjoy all content from the platform for 30 days free of charge. Watch any of the films on MUBI for a whole month, including the selection curated by 212.

All screenings are free of charge and will be presented online at mubi.com.

1-30 October
ONLINE
RETURN TO REASON

Man Ray
France, 1923
3 minutes | No audio.

In Return to Reason, Man Ray extended his experimentation with photography to the moving image, sprinkling salt and pepper onto one piece of film or pins onto another…

A VALPARAÍSO

by Joris Ivens
France, Chile 1963
24 mins | in French with subtitles in 5 languages.

Together with his students Ivens made this short film in Chile, where he was invited for teaching and filmmaking in 1962. Contrasting the prestigious history of the port with the present, this is a portrait of the city built on 42 hills, with its wealth and poverty, its daily street life and activity.

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
France, Brazil, 2014
110 mins | in French with subtitles in 3 languages.

Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. The photographer and his work—instantly recognisable black-and-white photographs that have documented some of the major events of our recent history—are revealed to us in this documentary.

TRAVEL SONGS

by Jonas Mekas
USA, 1981
23 minutes | in English with subtitles in 7 languages.

Drawn together from two decades of itinerant shooting, this short evokes Jonas Mekas’ improvisatory approach to sightseeing—including songs of Assisi, Avila, Moscow, Stockholm and Italy.

THE SILENCE BEFORE BACH

by Pere Portabella
Spain, 2007
97 minutes | in German with subtitles in 13 languages.

Blending historical reconstruction with very loosely linked ‘dramatic’ scenes and documentary sequences, the film constitutes a playful, painterly sequence of variations on the argument that Johann Sebastian Bach changed the way the world hears, thanks to his extraordinary ear for harmony.

THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS

by Agnès Varda
France, 2008
108 mins | in French with subtitles in 8 languages.

Returning to the beaches that have been part of her life, Agnès Varda invents a kind of self-portrait-documentary. Agnès stages herself among excerpts of her films, images and reportages; weaving public and private struggles, loves and friendships, films and people, and the history of French cinema.

YVES SAINT LAURENT

by Jalil Lespert
France, 2014
101 mins | in French with subtitles in 5 languages.

A biopic on the French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover Pierre Bergé.

MEANWHILE ON EARTH

by Carl Olsson
Sweden, Denmark, 2020
72 mins

This documentary offers a factual overview of the typical steps in Sweden’s contemporary funerary industry, in which every ritual conceals a set of routine procedures.

STREETSCAPES |DIALOGUE]

by Heinz Emigholz
Germany, 2017
131 mins | in English with subtitles in 3 languages.

A film director confides in his interlocutor. He talks about the working process, about creative blocks, about artistic crises and expressive forces. At some point, the idea takes hold that this conversation could be turned into a film.

WAVES 98′

by Ely Dagher
Lebanon, Qatar, 2015
15 mins | in Arabic with subtitles in 5 languages.

Winner of the 2015’s short film Palme d’Or, the Beirut-set Waves ’98 combines hand-drawn animation and photography to explore the contrasts of the city, and the tension between hope and disillusionment.

DUTCH ANGLE: CHAS GERRETSEN & APOCALYPSE NOW

by Barış Azman
Netherlands, 2019
32 mins | with subtitles in 7 languages.

After becoming world-famous for his work as a war photographer, Chas Gerretsen was asked in 1976 by Francis Ford Coppola to capture everything on the set of his new film.

CENTRAL AIRPORT THF

by Karim Aïnouz
Germany, France, 2018
98 mins | Arabic with subtitles in 7 languages.

Berlin’s historic defunct Tempelhof Airport remains a place of arrivals and departures. Karim Aïnouz’s striking documentary explores the essential role it has today, housing refugees in its astounding, repurposed architecture.