Where do I Come From, Where do I Go

Paris Calligrammes

Ulrike Ottinger
2020 • Germany, France • 129’
National Premiere

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, with their literary cafés and jazz clubs, and 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.”

10 MAY / 19:00 / 129’
Culturgest

Where do I Come From, Where do I Go