Key: 3 ego-centric women engage in various kinds of narcism. Flowing from seeking validation from friends and family to finding internal acceptance from childhood to adulthood, we spy on the internal battles these women face as they engage in a love affair with themselves.
A Strange Love Affair with Ego ventures through the different levels of performance art and the performances of self we do to maintain some kind of importance. Once said in the film, we take on “a grandiose position to control our dream[s]” in order to maintain what we feel is some kind of sense of self, but the film challenges that idea with these different levels of narcism. From the dramatic to the most mundane, we are offered glimpses of things we may do everyday juxtaposed with acts we may have never even thought of all being labeled as a form of self-love. The films score added the dramatic element when otherwise what we were watching screen may have made no sense to the overall theme. Heavily observational, we were able to feel like we were learning about worlds we never would have the chance to learn about. The quick and abrupt messages across the screen narrating Ester’s relationship with her sister and sister’s ultimate death read like either a personal essay or diary entries – furthering the idea that we lurking on someone else’s world.