France 2021, 74 min, French, Hebrew & English subtitles

The love affair between Emma and Marcelle was short, passionate, and, mainly, secret. Director Robin Hunzinger and his mother Claudie found out about it only after his grandmother’s death, when they discovered numerous letters from Marcelle hidden among her belongings. Marcelle had contracted tuberculosis and was sent to a sanatorium. There, surrounded by other sick young women, she wrote to her love, Emma. Despite her illness, Marcelle was wild and spirited, passionate and full of life. She led a group of groundbreaking women and earned herself the nickname “Ultraviolette.” Her remarkable persona emerges from her provocative, daring, amused, and sometimes painful letters, accented by archive footage, scenes from avant-garde films, and music that turns this film into a truly sensuous cinematic experience.

Previous Festivals: IDFA, Festival Chéries-Chéris, LGBT Film Festival Ljubljana, Festival Ecrans Mixtes, BFI Flare Film Festival

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Screening Schedule:
  • Fri 27.05 | 12:15 | Cinematheque 4
  • Tue 31.05 | 14:45 | Cinematheque 4
  • Sat 04.06 | 18:45 | Cinematheque 2
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

After studying History and Art History in Strasbourg, Robin Hunzinger studied Cinema in Jussieu with Jean Douchet, Jean Rouch and Bernard Cuau. His films have been shown in numerous festivals: Cinéma du réel (Paris), Etats généraux du film documentaire de Lussas, Festival international du film de Rotterdam, Festival de Thessaloniki..

Production: Milana Christitch
Production Company: Ana Films
Script: Claudie Hunzinger, Robin Hunzinger
Editing: Benonit Quinon
Cinematography: Gautier Gumpper
Sound Design: Marc Namblard
Music: Siegfried Canto

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