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.

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Title: A Strange Love Affair with Ego
Year: 2015
Duration : 1 hour, 33 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016

MaatschappijGezondheid

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Muziek (2016)
Marc Lizier
Beste Lange Documentaire (2016)
Ester Gould

Other awards

Prijs v.d. Nederlandse Filmkritiek (2016)

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