Director: Nahid Persson Sarvestani
Sweden, 2008, Blu-Ray, Color, 90’
English, Sweedish,Persian, Turkish and English Subtitles
The director decides to make a documentary about Farrah, the wife of Iran’s shah. Nahid Persson Sarvestani who spent her childhood in poverty has watched her wedding like a fairy tale. Queen Farrah meets her like another refugee from her country and the director gets into the queen’s world for one and a half years, with a plan to confront the ideology of the shah. When the fact that Nahid Persson Sarvestani had previously opposed to the shah is revealed, the queen ceases the shooting but they maintain a close friendship, trying to understand each other’s experiences.
In 1962 Philip Corner, one of the most prominent members of the Fluxus movement, caused a great commotion in serious music circles when during a performance entitled Piano Activities he climbed up onto a grand piano and began to kick it while other members of the group attacked it with saws, hammers and all kinds of other implements.
Pera Museum Blog is launching a new series of creepy stories in collaboration with Turkey’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Arts Association (FABISAD). The Association’s member writers are presenting newly commissioned short horror stories inspired by the artworks of Mario Prassinos as part of the Museum’s In Pursuit of an Artist: Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul exhibition. The third story is by Murat Başekim! The stories will be published online throughout the exhibition. Stay tuned!
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