An Analysis of Kelebekler in the Context of “Trauma” and “Mourning”
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Language tr
Subjects Art
Journal Section Features

Orcid: 0000-0001-6392-8330
Author: Rifat BECERİKLİ (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0003-4276-1521
Author: Mikail BOZ (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Dates Publication Date : October 30, 2019

Typically, a motion picture portrays the state of mind of its characters by means of narration. The audience is in close contact with the psychological state of the characters and joins their lifeworld. From this perspective, movies are texts out of which psychological change can be analyzed clearly. Turkish cinema has not been subject to much research in the context of trauma and mourning. Trauma and mourning as forms of loss and confrontation with loss help one understand modern social life and the ways in which characters deal with painful experiences. This study analyzes Kelebekler, directed by Tolga Karacelik in 2018, by using the methodology of descriptive qualitative analysis based on trauma and mourning. The director creates a negative picture in which trauma interrupts the lives of the characters, limiting their living spaces and their family/social relations. The three siblings in this movie experience the loss of their parents and have closer, more intimate relations with one another after confronting and dealing with their loss. They are able to step into a new life after experiencing the trauma of loss and their confrontation with loss through mourning.

Trauma, mourning, Turkish cinema, Tolga Karaçelik, Kelebekler