My Way
Gender and Identity in British Cinema

May 27 - June 28, 2015

Pera Film’s season finale My Way: Gender and Identity in British Cinema is presented in the context of the Museum’s exhibition Grayson Perry: Small Differences. The selected British productions of fiction and documentary films journey through unique stories of gender, identity, as well as eclectic and subjective experiences.

Virginia Woolf observed that “It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple; one must be woman-manly or man-womanly” (A Room of One's Own). This program seeks to exemplify and accentuate stories where there are no clear-cut distinctions between personal, social, cultural roles and behavior in terms of gender and identity. Western culture has come to view gender as a binary concept, with two rigidly fixed options: male or female, both grounded in the individual’s physical anatomy. Yet gender is not inherently nor solely connected to one’s physical anatomy. The most vital aspect of one’s innermost concept of the self as male or female or both or neither—how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. The selection aims to bring forward the realities and hardship faced by transgender and transsexual individuals, as well as those who find themselves in need to cover up their gender and/or identity to conform to societal expectations. My Way is an attempt to re-think how gender and identity are manifested through narrative and non-fiction cinema. The program, which runs until the end of June, also coincides with the 23rd Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week (22-28 June).

Screenings are free of admissions. Drop in.


in collaboration

 

May 27

17:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 1

18:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 2

19:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 3

May 29

19:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 1

20:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 2

21:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 3

May 30

13:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 1

14:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 2

15:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 3

16:00 The Wicked Lady (1945)

18:00 The Wicked Lady (1983)

June 3

19:00 Kinky Boots

June 6

11:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 1

12:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 2

13:00 In the Best Possible Taste Part 3

15:00 Tipping the Velvet

June 11

19:00 Shame

June 12

19:00 Dream Girls

20:00 Shinjuku Boys

June 13

14:00 Dream Girls

15:00 Shinjuku Boys

16:00 Lilting

18:00 Weekend

June 14

14:00 Tipping the Velvet

June 18

19:00 The Wicked Lady (1983)

June 19

19:00 Lilting

21:00 Weekend

June 20

14:00 Shame

16:00 Kinky Boots

18:00 The Wicked Lady (1945)

June 24

19:00 Breakfast on Pluto

June 26

18:00 Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 1

19:00 Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 2

20:00 Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 3

21:00 Transsexual Teen Beauty Queen

June 27

15:00 Transsexual Teen Beauty Queen

17:00 The Duke of Burgundy

19:00 Breakfast on Pluto

June 28

13:00 Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 1

14:00 Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 2

15:00 Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 3

16:00 The Duke of Burgundy

The Wicked Lady (1945)

The Wicked Lady (1945)

The Wicked Lady (1983)

The Wicked Lady (1983)

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

Breakfast on Pluto

Breakfast on Pluto

The Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy

Weekend

Weekend

Lilting

Lilting

Shame

Shame

Transsexual Teen Beauty Queen

Transsexual Teen Beauty Queen

Dream Girls

Dream Girls

Shinjuku Boys

Shinjuku Boys

In the Best Possible Taste Part 1

In the Best Possible Taste Part 1

In the Best Possible Taste Part 2

In the Best Possible Taste Part 2

In the Best Possible Taste Part 3

In the Best Possible Taste Part 3

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 1

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 1

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 2

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 2

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 3

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 3

Program Trailer

My Way
Gender and Identity in British Cinema

The selected British productions of fiction and documentary films journey through unique stories of gender, identity, as well as eclectic and subjective experiences.

Grayson Perry

The works of outstanding contemporary artist and 2003 Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry (b. 1960) were exhibited at Pera Museum, including tapestries, ceramics and prints.

Grayson Perry

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams <br> Doğu Yücel

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams
Doğu Yücel

He didn’t expect this from me. And I hadn’t expected that we would decide to get married that day, at that moment. Everything happened all of a sudden, but exactly like it was supposed to happen in our day. We thought of the idea of marriage simultaneously, we smiled simultaneously, blinking and opening our eyes in unison. 

The Search for Form

The Search for Form

A series of small and rather similar nudes Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu and Eren Eyüboğlu produced in the early 1930s almost resemble a ‘visual conversation’ that focus on a pictorial search. It is also possible to find the visual reflections of this earlier search in the synthesis Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu reached with his stylistic abstractions in the 1950s.

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

When Karl XII of Sweden was defeated by Tsar Peter the Great of Russia in 1709, he fled to the Ottoman Empire and settled in Bender with his entourage for five years.