Space is a significant element of cinematographic narrative. In the cinematographic universe, it makes narrative seem visible. Cinematographic space is created by screening real or imaginary spaces. In Classical Narrative, Modern Narrative or different narrative categories that emerged after Modern Narrative, space has sometimes become the background in a story and sometimes the principal element. In cinema narrative which is defined as ‘auteur’, a product of the personal viewpoint of a director, space is particularly shaped by the personal space perception of the director. In the Turkish cinema, directors with qualities fitting the 'auteur' theory have begun to appear since the 1990s. Authentic films which arise from the personal world views and personal interpretations of directors have attracted great attention at film festivals worldwide. Among the common characteristics of these films are differences in using space which is a noteworthy element of cinematographic interpretation, and richness. Owing to personal stories of directors, the use of space in cinema and perspectives of existing spaces have diversified. This study reviewed the use of space in the film entitled “Commitment: Aslı” which was made by Semih Kaplanoğlu, one of the 'auteur’ directors of the Turkish cinema, in 2019 on the basis of the role played in the narrative of the film. The film used spaces as a significant cinematographic element to convey the meaning.
Keywords: Cinematic narrative, Space in cinema, Turkish cinema, Semih Kaplanoğlu, Auteur, Narratology