6 Films 6 Women: A Streetcar Named Desire

Salt Beyoğlu

December 25, 2019 19.00

4 Astreetcarnameddesire <i>A Streetcar Named Desire</i> [İhtiras Tramvayı] (1951) filminden bir kare © BG Films
Still from the film A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) © BG Films
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Director: Elia Kazan
122 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

After being exiled from her hometown due to her drinking problem and scandalous liaisons, widow Blanche DuBois takes refuge with her sister and brother-in-law. Adapted from Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer award-winning play with the same title, the film portraits a woman on the verge of a breakdown, played by Vivien Leigh.

Accompanying the last week of Nur Koçak’s Our Blissful Souvenirs exhibition, 6 Films 6 Women presents the 20th century’s cinema classics where women are regarded as objects of desire for male gaze as described by Laura Mulvey in the 1975 article “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” Comprising five Hollywood films and El Kızı [The Stranger’s Daughter], a 1966 Turkish film adapted from Orhan Kemal’s same-titled novel, the screening program is free and open to all.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.