عنوان مقاله [English]
Cinema, as a medium that has gained a solid standing amongst popular institutions, can be analyzed and explored in addition to artistic aspects, such as sociology. Reflection theory is one of the theories underlying the sociology of cinema believe in a close and unbreakable link between films produced in a social context with that context itself in general and its constitutive institutions in particular. In this study, we try to analyze the social role of female characters in films made between 2011-2017, using qualitative content analysis method, based on this intellectual position. The target population was purposely selected from the list of the winners of the Best Film, Best Script and Best Film sections from the viewers of the Fajr Festival. In the main section, the analysis of the social role of the characters is based on five characteristics: i) The genre of movies, ii) The social class of the characters, iii) The type of the characters' work, iv) social self-efficacy of the characters, and v) characters' actions. Therefore, the position and social status of women as half of Iran population is determined through the depiction of the woman presented in the cinema of these six years.