Delphine and Carole
(Delphine et Carole, insoumuses)
Delphine and Carole chronicles the extraordinary collaboration of documentary film and videomaker Carole Roussopoulos and actor and activist Delphine Seyrig. A sublime and indelible presence in some of the greatest films of the twentieth century, by the 1970s, Seyrig was increasingly critical of an industry and a society dominated and delimited by men. Seeking a means for women to tell their own stories, she attended a video workshop offered by Roussopoulos, who was an early adopter of the Sony Portapak. Soon they were working together to support and record the burgeoning women’s movement. Illustrated with clips of Seyrig’s performances, television interviews, her video projects with the collective Les insoumuses, and Roussopoulos’s reflections on her brilliant friend, Callisto McNulty’s documentary is an essential contribution to feminist history.