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When do we inhabit the interior of a film and when are we outside of it? How do we comprehend whether a formal element serves a specific purpose or not? Or when something is repeated? In this seminar, we are going to attempt an analysis of the construction of cinematic language. If you would like to delve into cinema in one way or another, our discussions might be useful to you.

keywords: (non-)diegetic, function, repetition, self-reflexivity, self-consciousness
films: Prisoners, Before Sunset, Breaking the Waves, I, Tonya, Mulholland Dr., Funny Games, Talk to Her
practice: Salı (Ziya Demirel, 2015)

How Does a Film Create Meaning?