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London International Documentary Festival

Who’s Afraid of Julia Kristeva?

Iskra Angelova | 2017 | Bulgaria | 83 | French w/ English sub-titles

Screening and Q&A with Julia Kristeva

1966. Bulgaria is still behind the Iron Curtain. Julia Kristeva - a young and smart student - goes to Paris on a scholarship from the French government. There she finds herself among the cream of the French intelligentsia, where she meets the leader of the movement Tel Quel, Philippe Sollers. The two instantly fall in love and marry. She begins to work with Claude Lévi-Strauss, Jacques Derrida, Lucien Goldmann, Roland Barthes and Jacques Lacan. Iskra Angelova’s film tells the story of a successful and controversial figure - psychoanalyst, linguist, semiotician, philosopher and feminist.

The LIDF (London International Documentary Festival) presents a varied programme of documentaries and discussion at the University of London Institute in Paris. Tickets for each event are 5€ (season ticket for all five events 20€).

This event forms part of the University of London’s year-long celebrations, Leading Women, marking 150 year since the first female students were admitted into higher education in the UK.

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