Capítulo II _ Cinema - Cinema

Aesthetics of Symbolism and Semiotics in Afghan Cinema

Abbas mohammadi
Avicenna University, Afghanistan


Symbols and symbols are two important semantic criteria in the aesthetics of cinema. Semiotics studies the production and presentation of meaning and concept in any work of art. By sending codes and symbols, the sign tries to express other meanings in the interpretive language other than its apparent meaning. Therefore, art that is mixed with the language of symbols and signs has very deep cultural and traditional meanings and concepts of that border and environment. To get the meaning of the image, we must have a complete and accurate knowledge of the language of symbols and signs. Symbols and symbols are widely used in movies and television all over the world. Also, in many films produced in Afghanistan, many signs and symbols have been used but not the symbols and signs that are used all over the world Rather, traditional cultural and traditional symbols have been used in Afghanistan. This was quite different in post-war films, especially in the post-Taliban era in Afghanistan. Throughout the history of Afghan cinema, Afghan cinematographers have never tried to address the origins of signs. Rather, they were content with a generalization of symbols and signs. One of the uses of symbols and signs is to create suspense in drama and storytelling. But Afghan filmmakers could not use symbols and signs to create suspense for their audience. This led to the failure of many films and filmmakers to use symbols and signs in Afghan cinema and caused to lose their internal and external audience. But in recent years, new and young filmmakers have entered the world of Afghan cinema in this field, they were able to make good use of symbols and signs and engage the minds of their audience with symbolism and semiotics. And convey the specific message of the film to them through symbols and signs.

Palavras-chave Estética, Simbolismo, Semiótica, Cinema, Afeganistão.
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