Seduction and quest for beauty are constantly operating in the film Strawberry and Chocolate (1993). In the Symposium Erôs is the “intermediate-intermediary” (metaxy) which links the lover to his object of desire, similar to “hunter-prey”,“seducer-seduced” or “lover-beloved” relationships. The film and the Platonic dialogue share the idea that these roles are not fixed, which paves the way for a true existential transformation and intellectual learning within the characters. Thus, we witness a dynamic process in which the Erôs from the Symposium acts as a mediator through which Diego, David and Nancy –the main characters of the film– are initiated in the search of what each of them fundamentally lacks in their lives.
Keywords: Plato | Strawberry and Chocolate | Symposium | Love