A Strange Love Affair with Ego
De Balie in collaboration with Foam and Cinama Delicatessen present a special cross-over programme about film and photography.

The documentary A Strange Love Affair with Ego will be placed within the context of the extraordinary oeuvre of American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981), whose work is currently on show at Foam

During this evening a link will be make between Ester Gould's documentary A Strange Love Affair with Ego and Francesca Woodman exhibition On Being an Angel. Both tell the story of young women who place themselves in the centre of their art and lives. Director Ester Gould drew inspiration from the work of Woodman while making this film.

Basje Boer (We Are Public) will introduce the film and exhibition. After the showing, the discussion will continue with filmmaker Ester Gould and Foam curator Kim Knoppers. 

A "Film + FOAM access" ticket gives you access to both the film and the exhibition of Woodman in Foam.

We Are Public members have free access to the film and can gain free entry to the exhibition by showing their pass on 16 and 17 January.

A Strange Love Affair with Ego is a poignant film which follows its characters through different stages of their lives. Ester Gould follows the footsteps of her sister Rowan, who since childhood she has admired greatly. In fairytale fashion A Strange Love Affair with Ego explores the border between healthy and unhealthy self-love. Guided by the close relationship between two sisters, the film becomes a story about the human relationship to the ego.

A Strange Love Affair with Ego won last year's IDFA for best Dutch documentary.

Read more about Francesca Woodman. On Being an Angel

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