Idolisation of her self-assured elder sister Rowan brings Ester Gould to this personal exploration of the narcissistic society. An original reflection on our need to be seen.
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.
Title: A Strange Love Affair with Ego
Duration : 1 hour, 33 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016
Gouden Kalf nominees
Beste Muziek (2016)
Beste Lange Documentaire (2016)
Prijs v.d. Nederlandse Filmkritiek (2016)
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