Olmo and the Seagull
by Petra Costa Lea Glob
Watch the trailer
Country : Brazil, Denmark, France, Sweden
Year : 2014
Language : French, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles : English
Runtime : 87 min
Production : Charlotte Pedersen, Luís Urbano, Tiago Pavan
Cinematography : Muhammed Hamdy, Lisa Persson, Nadim Carlsen
Editing : Tina Baz, Marina Meliande, David Barker, Thor Martin Duus Ochsner
Sound : Cécile Chagnaud, Nathalie Vidal
Anne Marie Kürstein
Danish Film Institute

Petra Costa

Elena (2012)

Lea Glob

Meeting My Father Kasper Tophat (2011)
Opening film

For more than ten years, OIivia has led an actress’s bohemian life at the Théâtre du Soleil in Paris, where she met her boyfriend, Serge. Their relationship is now transformed by Olivia’s pregnancy, which prevents her from performing in Chekhov’s The Seagull and forces her to confront her deepest fears. As complex and intense emotions dominate the last six months of her pregnancy, and the couple’s love is put to the test, the two artists turn to a game combining fiction and documentary, sharing their daily lives filled with doubt, worry, and joy. The filmmakers, Brazilian director Petra Costa and Danish director Lea Glob, create an inspired hybrid work in which life and imagination are one and the same, fragile and luminous in equal measure.

Presented in collaboration with the Danish Film Institute, the Consulat général de France à Québec and the Festival TransAmériques

Screening 1

Director or member of the crew will be attending

21 Nov
Université Concordia - Alumni Auditorium H110
Screening 2

Director or member of the crew will be attending

22 Nov
Cinéma Excentris - Cassavetes