6 Films 6 Women: El Kızı [The Stranger's Daughter]

Salt Beyoğlu

December 28, 2019 15.00

7 Elkizi <i>El Kızı</i> (1966) filminden bir kare © Fanatik Film
Still from the film El Kızı (1966) © Fanatik Film
El Kızı [The Stranger’s Daughter] (1966)
Director: Nejat Saydam
80 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

Nazan is kicked out of her aunt’s house when she reveals her unplanned pregnancy. She must now endure married life with her mother-in law who humiliates her constantly. Adapted from the same-titled novel by Orhan Kemal, the film features Türkan Şoray as the desperate woman and Cahide Sonku as her mother-in law.

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.