WHO’S AFRAID OF JULIA KRISTEVA?

Directors Iskra Angelova and Milena Getova

Bulgaria, 2017, 81 min.

1966. Bulgaria is still behind the Iron Curtain. Young and smart student Julia Kristeva goes to Paris on a scholarship from the French government. There she encounters the cream of French intelligentsia, where she meets the leader of the Tel Quel movement – Philippe Sollers. The two instantly fall in love and marry. France welcomes with open arms the young Bulgarian’s ideas, that are influenced by Russian structuralists and formalists. She begins to work with Claude Lévi-Strauss, Jacques Derrida, Lucien Goldmann, Roland Barthes and Jacques Lacan. Iskra Angelova’s film Who’s Afraid of Julia Kristeva? tells the story of one of the most successful, world-famous Bulgarians – a psychoanalyst, linguist, semiotician and philosopher, Julia Kristeva is a scientist, writer and feminist, but most of all – her interesting, unusual and beautiful mind continues to amaze today.

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