Discussion: Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) (Ingmar Bergman, 1957, Sweden)
Consider the following questions about Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries (1957) and share your comments in the thread below. Continue checking the discussion threads to read your classmates comments. Find opportunities to reply with your thoughts to their posts, so we can have a mutual exchange of ideas and engage in discussion together about the film. At the end of the week, your instructor will post additional research from various critics and film reviews, so be sure to view those as well.
How would you apply the tenets of Swedish Postwar Experimentation to this film? Cite specific examples from the film to support your conclusions.
Describe the use of flashbacks and dream sequences. What do they convey to us about the inner and outer life of Dr. Borg?
When Dr. Borg lies down again to go to sleep at the end of the film, how do his dreams and remembrances change in their meaning?
How does the film portray the ways in which one generation influences another, for better or worse?
What questions, if any, do you have about the material from this unit?