Olmo and the Seagull

Lea Glob, Petra Costa, Denmark, 2014

87 min.DK/Documentary

For the past ten years, Olivia has been an actress at the famous Théâtre du Soleil company in Paris, where she also met her companion in life, Serge. We follow Olivia¿s thoughts and feelings during the last six months of her pregnancy, a rite of passage from being a woman and an artist to becoming a mother.
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Original title Olmo and the Seagull
Danish title Olmo and the Seagull
Other titles Elmer og mågen
Keywords Corsini, Olivia, Actors, Theatre du Soleil, Identity, Relationship, Pregnancy, French theatre, Teater, Women, France, Mothers
Director Lea Glob, Petra Costa
Based on Original ide af Lea Glob og Petra Costa
Producer Charlotte Pedersen, Luís Urbano, Tiago Pavan
Director of Photography Muhammed Hamdy, Lisa Persson, Nadim Carlsen
Editor Tina Baz, Marina Meliande, David Barker, Thor Ochsner
Appearance Olivia Corsini, Serge Nicolai
Production country Denmark, France, Brazil, Sweden, Portugal
Dialogue language French,Milanesisk, se: Italiensk
Production company Zentropa Entertainments5, O Som e a Fúria, Busca Vida Filmes, Épicentre Films
International sales Taskovski Films
Danish festival release 06.11.2014, CPH:DOX
Online release 23.11.2016
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments5, O Som e a Fúria, Busca Vida Filmes, Épicentre Films
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Film i Väst, CPH:LAB, Région Ile-de-France


Direction Lea Glob
Direction Petra Costa


Idea Lea Glob
Idea Petra Costa


Producer Charlotte Pedersen
Producer Luís Urbano
Producer Tiago Pavan


Cinematographer Muhammed Hamdy
Cinematographer Lisa Persson
Cinematographer Nadim Carlsen


Still photographer Muhammed Hamdy
Still photographer Serge Nicolai
Still photographer Petra Costa


Editor Tina Baz
Editor Marina Meliande
Editor David Barker
Editor Thor Ochsner
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen


Sound Cecile Chagnaud
Sound Nathalie Vidal

Visual effects

Art Director Martha Kiss Perronne


Appearance Olivia Corsini
Appearance Serge Nicolai

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Special Mention 2015 Cairo International Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary Award 2015 Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2015
Junior Jury Award 2015 Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2015

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016-05-13
Amsterdam, IDFA 2015-11-18
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 2015-11-12
Cairo International Film Festival 2015-11-11
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2015-11-06
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2015-10-22
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2015-10-01
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2015-08-05
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06
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Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2015-09-07
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