Gold Medal
Women in Sports

March 10 - April 28, 2018

Pera Film’s March program is saluting women in sports. The selection presents a diverse range of stories of female athletes with astounding compelling stories. From fiction to documentary the program Gold Medal: Women in Sports explores the strength and stamina of incredible women. Personal Best captures the electric atmosphere of the 1980 Olympic Trials, Venus and Serena gives an unprecedented access to the world-famous tennis player sisters, Sarah Prefers to Run tackles the anxieties of a young athlete who lives only for the race, New Generation Queens focuses on the story of Zanzibar's determined women soccer team, Perfect follows the Canadian synchronized swimming team beyond the beauty, Girl Unbound presents an intimate portrait of Maria Toorpakai, who defies threats to herself and her family in order to represent Pakistan as an internationally competitive squash player. Blood Road tracks ultra-endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch and her riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail; The Longest Race explores how women in Kenya’s Iten, home to many of the best long distance runners in the world, are changing the socioeconomic landscape in their region through athletics. The captivating stories push boundaries as well as challenge pre-conceived notions. As Billie Jean King says “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

This program’s screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

March 10

18:00 Know My Name

March 11

18:00 Personal Best

March 14

19:00 Girl Unbound

March 15

19:00 Blood Road

March 16

19:00 Know My Name

21:00 New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story

March 17

14:00 Personal Best

16:30 Perfect

18:00 Sarah Prefers to Run

March 18

14:00 New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story

16:00 Girl Unbound

18:00 Blood Road

March 22

19:00 Venus and Serena

March 23

19:00 01:05:12. The Longest Race

21:00 Perfect

March 28

19:00 Sarah Prefers to Run

April 27

19:00 01:05:12. The Longest Race

April 28

18:00 Venus and Serena

Personal Best

Personal Best

Know My Name

Know My Name

Venus and Serena

Venus and Serena

Sarah Prefers to Run

Sarah Prefers to Run

New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story

New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story

Perfect

Perfect

Girl Unbound

Girl Unbound

Blood Road

Blood Road

01:05:12. The Longest Race

01:05:12. The Longest Race

Program Trailer

Gold Medal
Women in Sports

The selection presents a diverse range of stories of female athletes with astounding compelling stories. From fiction to documentary the program Gold Medal: Women in Sports explores the strength and stamina of incredible women.

A Carriage and a Squat House  <br>Liliana Maresca

A Carriage and a Squat House
Liliana Maresca

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks.

Giacometti: Early Works

Giacometti: Early Works

Organized in collaboration with the Giacometti Foundation, Paris, the exhibition explores Giacometti’s prolific life, most of which the artist led in his studio in Montparnasse, through the works of his early period as well his late work, including one unfinished piece. Devoted to Giacometti’s early works, the first part of the exhibition demonstrates the influence of Giovanni Giacometti, the father of the artist and a Swiss Post-Impressionist painter himself, on Giacometti’s output during these years and his role in his son’s development. 

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The series of paintings depicting the audience ceremonies of European ambassadors hold a unique place among the works of Jean-Baptiste Vanmour of Valenciennes, who lived in İstanbul from 1699 until his death in 1737.