Ulrike Ottinger: Nomad from the Lake
(Ulrike Ottinger: Die Nomadin vom See)
This personal portrait of Ulrike Ottinger begins in the lakeside city of Konstanz, Germany, where she was born and spent the early part of her career. It goes on to describe key moments in her life and artistic development, including the impact of student protests in Paris and her move from painting to filmmaking. Excerpts from Ottinger’s films explore her cinematic style, combining fact and fiction in opulent, idiosyncratic images. Interviews with collaborators and friends offer further insights into Ottinger’s singular body of work and function as an entry into her impressive career as a filmmaker, photographer, artist, and creative force.