A Strange Love Affair with Ego

Ester Gould Long documentary - 2015 - 93 min.
All ages
Foul language

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Lange Documentaire Ester Gould

Beste Muziek Marc Lizier

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Prijs v.d. Nederlandse Filmkritiek Ester Gould

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As a child, director Ester Gould knew exactly what she wanted to be: her two-year-older, extremely self-confident sister Rowan. In this unusual portrait, Gould does not show her sister, but different women who reflect several of Rowan’s sides. In the process, she discovers that the superwoman she once admired never existed. Just as in the myth of Narcissus who falls in love with his own reflection, Rowan’s seeming self-assurance turns to megalomania. A documentary about desire for recognition in a time of excessive individualism.

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Director(s) Ester Gould
Script Ester Gould
Saskia de Jong
Producer(s) Joost Seelen
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Netherlands