The Queen and I

  • March 15, 2015 / 13:00
  • March 20, 2015 / 13:00

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.

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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.

Mark Požlep

Mark Požlep

Our Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. Throughout the exhibition, we keep sharing detailed information about the artworks. Take a look at Mark Požlep’s “Stranger than Paradise” video installation. Also you can check our interview with the artist on our YouTube channel! 

From two portraits of children…

From two portraits of children…

The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation’s Orientalist Painting Collection includes two children’s portraits that are often featured in exhibitions on the second floor of the Pera Museum. These portraits both date back to the early 20th century, and were made four years apart. One depicts Prince Abdürrahim Efendi, son of Sultan Abdulhamid II, while the figure portrayed on the other is Nazlı, the daughter of Osman Hamdi Bey.