The embodied spectre: Semantic implications of the metaleptic flashback in 'wild strawberries' ('Smultronstället', 1957) [El espectro corporeizado: Resonancias semánticas del 'flashback' metaléptico en 'Fresas salvajes' ('Smultronstället', 1957)]
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This paper aims to carry out a new reading of the film Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället; Ingmar Bergman, 1957) through a narratological exploration of two fundamental techniques used in the body of the work: the flashback and metalepsis. The joined use of these two techniques creates the phenomenon of metaleptic flashback, which, through its particular nature, sheds light on the influence of present conflicts on the reconstruction of the past in three crucial scenes within the story. While the metaleptic properties of the regressions in the first two cases take an exclusive focus with regard to the kind of involvement of the reminiscing individual within those scenes, in the last scene of remembrance, once the main character has resolved the existential crisis that he has been experiencing, the perspective becomes finitively inclusive, a sign of his having reached a reconciliation with his past experiences. © 2019 Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations. All rights reserved.
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