Scene from the film Paris Calligrammes
Scene from the film Paris Calligrammes
Scene from the film Paris Calligrammes
Scene from the film Paris Calligrammes

Paris Calligrammes

  • Germany
  • France
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In a rich torrent of archival audio and visuals, paired with extracts from her own artworks and films, Ottinger resurrects the old Saint-Germaindes-Prés and Latin Quarter, with their literary cafés and jazz clubs, and revisits encounters with Jewish exiles, life with her artistic community, the worldviews of Parisian ethnologists and philosophers, the political upheavals of the Algerian War and May 1968, and the legacy of the colonial era.

“I followed the footsteps of my heroines and heroes,” Ottinger narrates. “Wherever I found them, they will appear in this film too.”

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  • Original Title
    Paris Calligrammes
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ulrike Ottinger
  • Cinematography
    Ulrike Ottinger
  • Editing
    Anette Fleming
  • Sound
    Timothée Alazraki
  • Runtime
    129 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Berlin Film Festival
    • FIDMarseille
    • Melbourne International Film Festival
    • Ankara International Film Festival
    • European Film Festival Palić
    • Berwick Film Festival
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • Moscow International Film Festival
    • Brisbane International Film Festival
    • Zinebi, Bilbao
    • DOC NYC
    • Kasseler Dokfest
    • IDFA
    • Trieste FF
    • FIFA Montreal
    • AmDocs
    • Doclisboa
    • CPH:DOX
    • Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film
    • One World Romania
    • Millenium Docs Against Gravity
  • Awards
    • The Berlinale Camera Award 2020
    • Norbert Daldrop Prize for Promotion of Art and Culture - SWR Documentary Festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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