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Art Alert: Screening of 'A Strange Love Affair with Ego' at Cairo's NVIC

The documentary scooped the Best Dutch Documentary Award at the IDFA Festival

Ahram Online , Tuesday 8 Nov 2016
A Strange Love Affair with Ego
'A Strange Love Affair with Ego' is a 2015 production directed by Ester Gould (Photo: fragment from promotional material)
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‘A Strange Love Affair with Ego’ (The Netherlands, 2015) will screen at Cairo’s NVIC on Sunday 20 November.

Directed by Ester Gould, this 90-minute long personal visual essay “explores our society’s increasing obsession with the self” by following a group of successful people as they go about their daily lives, “going out, socialising and participating in the art world, [and] as they reflect in conversations or interviews on the level of self-confidence they display and how this relates to their actual “self.”

Gould juxtaposes these scenes with reenactments that tell the story of her sister Rowan, whose self-confidence Gould was always inspired by.

The documentary scooped the Best Dutch Documentary Award at the 2016 IDFA Festival, where it was celebrated as “beautifully photographed, experimental but masterful.”

Programme:
Sunday 20 November, 7.30pm
NVIC Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi St, Zamalek

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