Coming to virtual cinemas tomorrow, Friday, April 23:
DOC NYC, IDFA, Marseille, Melbourne, Vancouver, Brisbane
German auteur Ulrike Ottinger constructs a memoir tracing the influence of the time she spent living in Paris in the 1960s.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
An epic self-portrait of Ulrike Ottinger, one of Germany’s most prominent contemporary avant-garde artists, known for her paintings, photographs, and, above all, her films. An impressive and extensive archive of sensorial memories, historical photographs, and documentary footage traces the early influences of Ottinger’s life in Paris in the 1960s. This was a time marked by her integration into the rich intellectual and cultural circles of the city, but also engagement in the political and social eruptions around the Algerian War and May 1968. These varied dimensions of her experience make this film an essential historical time capsule, beautifully interwoven with the most precious of memories and images.