• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: İrem İNCEOĞLU

  • Dates: 1 January 2015

This article aims to provoke a discussion on feminist cinema in Turkey. It scrutinises a recent film Mavi Dalga The Blue Wave 2013 in the way it represent women and the feminist cinema discourse. The narrative of mundane story of young women in a provincial setting refrains from the normative storylines that usually position women in binary profiles of femme fatale/innocent girl. It also skillfully escapes from the burden of narrating women as victims only. Considering these features, this paper will explore the ways in which the male and patriarchal discourses of cinema would impose a certain way of narrating stories of women, and th possible ways of breaking this cycle with the introduction of feminist film narratives.