The Cage: Framing dad

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Unfolding his story very gradually and arousing the viewer's curiosity, Sitaru invites the audience to investigate the parents' and the boy's mutual positions in their small flat and the various layers of their conversations, through such means as framing, editing style and the use of everyday quarrels.

Keywords: character and setting; cinematic space; static camera; style and narrative; viewer's attention; visual style

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Aarhus University

Publication date: August 9, 2012

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