Ultraviolette et le gang des cracheuses de sang

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At the French Institute:

FRI 16/06 – 6 pm

Title: Ultraviolette et le gang des cracheuses de sang (Ultraviolette and the Blood-Spitters Gang)
Direction: Robin Hunzinger
Cast: Emma, Marcelle
Production: Ana Films
Distribution: Lightdox
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 74’
Country: France
Year: 2021
O.V. in French. Subtitles in Spanish and Catalan

Festivals: Bologna (biographic cinema), Brussels (LGTBI), Ginebra (LGTBI), Istanbul (documentaries), Kalamata (Greece, documentaries), Korea (documentaries), Lasalle (France, documentaries), Linz (European cinema), Lisbon (LGTBI), London (LGTBI), Lyon (LGTBI), Melbourne (LGTBI), Munich (documentaries), Nancy, Paris (LGTBI), Oslo (documentaries), Podgorica (Montenegro), Thessalonica, Roma (documentaries), San Francisco (LGTBI), Sofia (documentaries), Tel Aviv (documentaries), Vancouver (documentaries)

First showing in Spain

After the death of his grandmother Emma, Robin Hunzinger and his mother Claudie found a carefully preserved collection of letters which Emma received from a girl called Marcelle. Marcelle and Emma met in the mid-1920s. Secretly, love blossomed between the two teenage girls, but after two years they parted ways. Marcelle developed tuberculosis and was admitted to a sanatorium, where she wrote many letters to Emma, letters that still burn with great evocative power. At the sanatorium, rebellious Marcelle, nicknamed ‘Ultraviolette’, led a group of three young women who were also sick. The film, told through Marcelle’s eloquent letters, combines archive footage, avant-garde films, and music to create a sensuous, poetic atmosphere of absolute love, a daring young woman ahead of her time and a group of kindred spirits which break the barrier of time.