REPRESENTATION OF DEPRESSION IN THE FILM TITLED "LATER WE TELL ABOUT TODAY"

  • Nissa Akfiika Setioningtyas Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Abstract

Abstract Film is still the people's choice as a medium of entertainment. In addition, films are also used as tools construction of social reality. Many viewers think that what is presented in film is a picture of social reality. One of the constructions depicted by the film is depression. An example of a film that depicts depression in family members is "Later We Tell About Today". The film entitled "Later We Tell About Todayā€¯ is one of the works of director Angga Dwimas Sasongko which was adapted from Marcella FP's novel with the same title. This research uses Ferdinand De Saussure's semiotic theory. This theory states that a sign is composed of two parts, namely the signifier and the signified. This research using a qualitative approach, constructivism paradigm, and semiotic analysis methods. Data collection was taken from a movie scene entitled "Later We Tell About Today". That scene taken is a story that represents the psychological, physical, and social characteristics of depression from each character played by the actor. The results of this study describe the representation of depression in the film titled "Later We Tell About Today" depression is experienced by members family. Father and Mother experience psychological depression in the form of feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness that continously. Angkasa experienced physical depression in the form of difficulty making decisions. Whereas Awan and Aurora experience social depression in the form of decreased daily activities and interests (interestingself, aloof, and lazy) and irritability. Keywords: Film "Later We Tell About Today", Semiotics, Depression
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2022-01-20
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