gendering space on film

Machoes, cavaliers, knights, fathers, boys, tramps, magicians, thugs; mothers, vamps, good girls, witches, queens...; and spaces that make their bodies, identities and tactics.
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1.
Masculin Féminin (1966)
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A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
2.
Belle de Jour (1967)
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A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (100 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
3.
Karli dagdaki ates (1969)
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Director: Safa Önal
 
4.
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
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A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts. (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
5.
¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)
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Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War... (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
6.
Signorina Effe (2007)
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Emma was born and raised in a working-class family, but she's long had bourgeois ambitions and has risen through the ranks to become a white-collar employee with the Fiat automobile company. (95 mins.)
Director: Wilma Labate
 
7.
Karate Girl (1974)
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Zeynep lives with his old father. She has lost her ability to speak because of an accident. She needs an operation in order to be able to talk again... (73 mins.)
Director: Orhan Aksoy
 
8.
Antichrist (2009)
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A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
9.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
 
10.
Malèna (2000)
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Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town. (109 mins.)
 
11.
Black Swan (2010)
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A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
 
12.
American Swing (2008 Documentary)
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Chronicles the rise and fall of 1970s New York City nightclub Plato's Retreat. (81 mins.)
 
13.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
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Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben... (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
14.
Jamón, Jamón (1992)
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Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor... (95 mins.)
Director: Bigas Luna
 
15.
On Board (1998)
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The sailors who were duped by woman sellers, want to steal their capitals to retaliate from them. There are four men and one woman in a ruined boat... (102 mins.)
Director: Serdar Akar
 
16.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
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A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
 
17.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
18.
Iki belali adam (1971)
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Director: Cevat Okçugil
 
19.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters. (136 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
20.
Contempt (1963)
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
21.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007 TV Series)
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Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku (2014)
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The 'writer' Arif, who is trying to write his first book, spends a considerable part of his time by thinking about the book... (106 mins.)
 
23.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
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Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. (113 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
 
24.
Walk of Shame (2014)
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A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life. (95 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill
 
25.
Lesbiana (2012 Documentary)
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Documentary constructed with archive images and testimonies of the lesbian movement in Canada and the US from the 70s until the 90s. (63 mins.)
Director: Myriam Fougère
 
26.
In a World... (2013)
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An underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé. (93 mins.)
Director: Lake Bell
 
27.
The Breath (2009)
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Story of 40-man Turkish task force who must defend a relay station. (128 mins.)
Director: Levent Semerci
 
28.
Full Moon (1988)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Sahin Kaygun
 
29.
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
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Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband. (137 mins.)
 
30.
Queens of Syria (2014 Documentary)
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Queens of Troy follows a group of Syrian Refugee women as they put on their own updated, Arabic version of Euripides' ancient Greek play about refugees in Amman, Jordan. (70 mins.)
Director: Yasmin Fedda
 
31.
Milk (2008)
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The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
32.
Black Dogs Barking (2009)
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Restless and young, best buddies Selim and Çaça live a meager existence on the outskirts of Istanbul... (88 mins.)
 
33.
Before Night Falls (2000)
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Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood... (133 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
34.
Vera Drake (2004)
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Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family. (125 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
35.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
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A washed-up actor, who once played a famous superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in a Broadway play. (119 mins.)
 
36.
ManIslam: Islam and Masculinity (2014 Documentary)
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Muslim men can change the dark side of the masculinities in their cultures. (58 mins.)
 
37.
Drawers (2015)
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Deniz ends up in hospital and has to face the ghosts of past. She manages to discover herself and the hidden secrets in her family drawers. (120 mins.)
 
38.
Marty (1955)
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other. (90 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
39.
Mansome (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man? (82 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
40.
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
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A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client. (130 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
41.
The Girl in the Book (2015)
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Set in the world of New York publishing, a young book editor is forced to confront a troubling chapter from her past when a bestselling author re-enters her life. (86 mins.)
Director: Marya Cohn
 
42.
Block C (1994)
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Tulay, a restless woman whose marriage is slowly disintegrating sets out to come to terms with various traumas while continually being watched by Halit, a resident in her apartment complex. (92 mins.)
Director: Zeki Demirkubuz
 
43.
Bitter Life (1962)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Metin Erksan
 
44.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
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A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex. (129 mins.)
 
45.
Girl on the Bridge (1999)
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It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows... (90 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
46.
Naked City (1958 TV Series)
Episode: To Dream Without Sleep (1961)
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A lonely woman falls in love with a man she meets through an escort service. Assuming they will marry,she... (60 mins.)
 
47.
Frank & Lola (2016)
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A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption. (88 mins.)
Director: Matthew Ross
 
48.
Hidden Figures (2016)
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The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (127 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi
 
49.
Blind Date (2015)
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He is a dedicated workaholic who lives and breathes his work. He prefers nothing more than silence.... (90 mins.)