Woman Wants To Live: Woman’s “Transcendent” Existence In Antonia Cover Image

Kadın Yaşamak İster: Antonia’nın Yazgısı Filminde Kadının “Aşkın” Varoluşu
Woman Wants To Live: Woman’s “Transcendent” Existence In Antonia

Author(s): Fazilet Lekesiz, Meral Serarslan
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Aesthetics, Social Philosophy, Gender history, Existentialism, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Sociology of Art
Published by: Serdar Öztürk
Keywords: Being; Self; Existentialism; Freedom; Woman’s Freedom; Sartre; Beauvoir;

Summary/Abstract: The problem of being and existence is addressed as a problem in the philosophy of almost every philosopher. The fact that this philosophy is based on human beings makes sense, especially considering the developments of the 20th century. The thinkers of this century, especially Sartre, who argued that existence precedes essence, have expressed their thoughts on how the individual should make sense of existence by emphasizing freedom of choice. Influenced by Sartre’s existentialist philosophy, existentialist feminism has also brought a new perspective to feminist methodology, focusing on the relationship between men and women and the emancipation of women in a patriarchal order. In this study, the 20th century was a time of Simone de Beauvoir’s view of “being a woman is not born woman” was discussed in Marleen Gorris’ film Antonia (1995), although it covered the socio-cultural status of the 20th century. Antonia, as a woman, is a powerful woman who rejects the roles imposed on her by the patriarchal order and guides her life in line with her choices. The aim of the study is to analyze what meaning Beauvoir attaches to the female existence in particular with the film Antonia. The analysis was done by descriptive analysis.

  • Issue Year: 7/2022
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 194-214
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Turkish