Author(s): Mustafa Zeki ÇIRAKLI, Öznur YEMEZ

This study aims to analyse the movie narrative Acrimony through the narratological and psychoanalytical analysis of narratorcharacter. The study employs the narratological terminologies related to narrative levels and narrator types, and analyses the central character through borderline symptoms and defence mechanisms. The study has revealed that the narrator-character has an active manipulating retrospective memory and suffers from borderline personality disorder. Her memory deliberately skips some facts, exaggerates unnecessary details and manipulates the story. The narrator-character is not aware that her retrospective memory is selective. The contradictions between the narrator-character's narration and the simultaneous movie-narrative through the external eye can be read as a formal representation of the character's inconsistent self and unreliability. As a result, the study shows that borderline characters may produce unreliable narratives; actual events, experienced events and narrated events may be different from each other; and that unstable images of subject and object may still be effective in the memory


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