17/02/2015 - 19/02/2015 ISTANBUL'74 GALATASARAY

A selection of 115 films from 42 countries will be shown at the 14th !f ─░stanbul International Independent Film Festival, that will run in Istanbul during February 12-22nd. Within the !f Events, “The Wrinkles of The City – Havana, Cuba” directed by JR and José Parlá will be on view from February 17 through 20 at ISTANBUL’74 Galatasaray.

The Wrinkles of the City – Havana, Cuba
17 – 20 February (11:00 – 18:00), ISTANBUL’74 Galatasaray
The !f audiences are familiar with JR’s works such as; Women Are Heroes (!f 2011) and Inside Out (!f 2014) which marked some of the best overlaps between the art world and cinema. This year, you’re invited to see the Cuban part of his latest project “The Wrinkles of the City” in a soulful film at ISTANBUL’74 Galatasaray. In May 2012, JR collaborated with Cuban-American artist José Parlá on The Wrinkles of the City: a huge mural installation in Havana, undertaken for the Havana Biennale, for which JR and Parlá photographed and recorded 25 senior citizens who had lived through the Cuban revolution, creating portraits which Parlá, who is of Cuban descent, interlaced with palimpsestic calligraphic writings and paintings. The closing city of the project will be Istanbul, planned for spring 2015. We wish everyone to enjoy this film full of grace and wisdom before Istanbul meets with the project.

Director: JR & José Parlá, 28′, HD
Language: English