Manifestation of characters' status, identity and mobility in Film: A comparative analysis of Sin Nombre, Biutiful, and Parasite


  • Haley Kathryn Richardson Department of International Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States.
  • Abida Bano Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan.



globalization, character in film, identity in film, socioeconomic status, mise-en-scène, identity, character, social inequity


The scholarly inquiry of film studies focuses on studying multiple aspects of a film by using aesthetic, historical, and critical approaches. A film can amplify suppressed voices of people often overlooked in the margins of society, humanize them, and bring their experiences to the fore. Directors employ various cinematography methods overtly or symbolically to highlight their globalization experiences. A prominent mechanism featured in the cinematic expression of the impacts of globalization—most notably in the films observed for the sake of this paper—is that of 'place.' This paper critically analyses three selected films in which locations and motions are used to connote crucial aspects of the character's identification - status, identity, and mobility. The cinematic spaces encountered in Sin Nombre, Biutiful, and Parasite are pivotal in connoting characters' socioeconomic status, identity, and opportunities for mobility through the symbolic application of movement and setting.


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How to Cite

Richardson, H. K., & Bano, A. (2021). Manifestation of characters’ status, identity and mobility in Film: A comparative analysis of Sin Nombre, Biutiful, and Parasite. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 5(2), 264–272.



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