OLMO & THE SEAGULL

OLMO Y LA GAVIOTA

By Petra COSTA, Lea GLOB

BUSCA VIDA FILMES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

Olmo & The Seagull is a dive into an actress’s mind during the 9 months of her pregnancy as she confronts her inner demons while trying to compose a new philosophy of life and love. Underlying this hybrid film is mounting tension over what is real and what is enacted when one perform one's one life.

Festivals
& Awards

cph:dox 2014
Winner of Nordic:Dox - Rought Cut
Ventana Sur 2015
Latam Screenings
Locarno 2015
Young Jury Award
Rio de Janeiro IFF 2015
Best Documentary Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, DENMARK, PORTUGAL, FRANCE, SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Petra COSTA, Lea GLOB
    • Writer(s)
    • Petra COSTA, Lea GLOB
    • Producer(s)
    • Charlotte PEDERSEN (ZENTROPA ENTERTAINMENTS), Tiago PAVAM (BUSCA VIDA FILMES), Luis URBANO (O SOM E A FURIA)
    • Synopsis
    • "OLMO AND THE SEAGULL" is a dive into a woman's mind during the nine months of her pregnancy. For the past ten years Olivia has been an actress of the famous company “Theatre du Soleil” where she met her boyfriend and companion Serge. Part Italian Diva, part punk rocker, she has been accustomed to being the center of attention throughout her life.

      At the age of 34 things start to change abruptly when she finds out she is pregnant. At first, Olivia and her partner Serge are delighted, but as her health deteriorates and her job in the theatre becomes threatened, she is launched into a deep psychological journey. Forced to confront her inner demons and deep-seated fears, she slowly tries to compose a new philosophy of life and love.

      Freely inspired by Virginia Woolf’s MRS. DALLOWAY, the directors propose a "mis en scene" of the actors lives constantly playing in the border of fiction and reality.

      OLMO AND THE SEAGULL is produced by Charlotte Pedersen from Zentropa Enterteinments, Tiago Pavan from Busca Vida Filmes and Luis Urbano from O Som e A Fúria and executive produced by Tim Robbins.

      Lea Glob directed the short film “Meeting my father Kasper Højhat” and received the Reel Talent Award at CPH:DOX 2013. She won the Nordic Talent Pitch Prize for The film "Human Female Sexuality”. She mainly works with documentary films, with a strong conceptual form based on true stories. Olmo and the Seagull is her first feature.

      Petra Costa directed the film ELENA which was the most watched Brazilian documentary of 2013 and was critically acclaimed by the The New York Times, Village Voice, and IndieWire, among others. It was on the Tribeca list of Best 10 Films of 2013 and received many prizes in festivals around the world. Olmo and the Seagull is her second feature.
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