PARIS CALLIGRAMMES

Power of Pictures
Director: Ulrike Ottinger 2020 129 Minutes Ages 15+
PARIS CALLIGRAMMES Sun 04 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 02:00pm 129mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
PARIS CALLIGRAMMES Mon 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:50pm 129mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
PARIS CALLIGRAMMES Wed 07 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 03:40pm 129mins New Farm Six Cinemas

This lyrical portrait shows how 1960s Paris transformed the young Ulrike Ottinger into an insatiable cinephile and politically engaged artist.

Like a flâneuse traversing the modern metropolis, the avant-garde filmmaker vividly charts the city’s legendary intellectual scene and her adventures with a wide array of international artists and writers. Combining a sharp eye for contemporary Paris with archival film and images of her artworks, Ottinger reflects upon her artistic apprenticeship as a queer, Jewish-German woman in postwar Europe. Against the turbulent backdrop of the May 1968 protests, the Vietnam War and the fight for Algerian independence, this masterful mosaic of intimate memories is informed by the ideals of the era.

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:Germany and France
Language:French, German and English, with English subtitles
Director:Ulrike Ottinger
Producer:Thomas Kufus, Kornelia Theune
Cast:Ulrike Ottinger
Script:Ulrike Ottinger
Program strand:Power of Pictures
Rights:Zero One Film