Since her move to Berlin in 1973, German director Ulrike Ottinger has been a flamboyant one-woman revolt against the cinematic status quo. One of the most consequential names in the New German Cinema of the 1970’s, Ottinger produced hyper-stylized subversive epics, among the most adventurous and addictive movies of the last 50 years.
Switching between documentary and fiction and drawing heavily from mythological, religious, and modernist texts, Ottinger has built a laugh-out-loud funny, gender- expansive, ultra-intelligent body of work that earns her a spot in film history alongside Agnés Varda, Lina Wertmüller, Jane Campion, and Chantal Akerman.
DIRECTOR: ULRIKE OTTINGER
1997 / 275min / dcp