Dutch Realities: “The New Rijksmuseum” at Pera Film


March program at Pera Film

Dutch Realities: Recent Documentaries from the Netherlands

The program Dutch Realities: Recent Documentaries from the Netherlands is a collaboration between Pera Film and EYE Film Institute Netherlands, the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage, curated by Mustafa Özen (Mert van Thracië Cultural Projects). Organized in parallel to the celebrations of four hundred years of cultural, diplomatic and trade relations between Turkey and the Netherlands, the selected documentary program for Pera Film is composed of films made between 2006 to 2011; presenting a wide range of subjects and film-making, exemplifying a versatile and in-depth appreciation as well as the aesthetics of the genre of documentary.

The first screening of the program is on March 3rd with The New Rijksmuseum.

Director: Oeke Hoogendijk
The Netherlands, 2008 110′
Dutch with Turkish subtitles

“This is too Dutch for me” (architect Antonio Ortiz)

This documentary is about the fascinating and complicated process of the rebuilding of Holland’s most famous museum, The Rijksmuseum. The film shows the people behind the scenes during the years of demolition, restoration, and political and financial debate. We witness their efforts, joys and struggles with one goal in common: the love of art. The Rijksmuseum has been designed by Dutch architect Piere Cuypers (1827-1921) and is regarded a beautiful example of late 19th century architecture. Through the years, the museum lost its original character. In 2001, Spanish architects Antonio Ortiz and Antonio Cruz received the assignment to renovate the building bringing back daylight. The device: “Cuypers continued”.

3 March Saturday 14:00
25 March Sunday 14:00

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