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Paris Calligrammes

Paris Calligrammes

In a rich torrent of archival audio and visuals, paired with extracts from her own artworks and films, Ottinger resurrects the old Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Latin Quarter. Amongst their literary cafés and jazz clubs, she revisits encounters with Jewish exiles; life with her artistic community; the world views 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.”


Ulrike Ottinger


France Germany




UK Premiere

Primary Contact

Bojana Marić


Thomas Kufus, Kornelia Theune Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Gérald Collas

Production company

zero one film Idéale Audience


Lightdox, Sales and Acquisitions Contemporary Films Ltd