program

FILMS

Joan of Arc of Mongolia

Ioana d'Arc a Mongoliei

74 films in 13 categories
Ulrike Ottinger
West Germany, France
165'


1989
Photo Film

V.O.

German, French, Russian

subtitles

English, Romanian

producer


Original Title

Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia

CATEGORY

WARM-UP DELPHINE SEYRIG


synopsis

Seven very different western women travelers meet aboard the Trans-Siberian Express. Their travelling companionship is going to be put to the test when being kidnaped by a Mongol horsewomen tribe led by the charismatic Princess Ulun. If you have seen ”Taiga: A Journey To Northern Mongolia” (a more than eight hours long giant documentary film we warmly recommend), you cannot help recognizing the nomadic Mongolian community rituals and ways of living within this fantastic tale.

In this fiction staged within this Mongol reality, Ulrike Ottinger questions, in a very fluid and free way, the encounter between people, worlds, cultures, genders as well as between fiction and documentary. It is Delphine Seyrig’s last screen role (she died of cancer in 1990): Lady Windemere, an extremely elegant and free ethnographer, a wonderful character the French actress could joyfully impregnate with all her feminism. (Vanina Vignal)

awards and festivals

San Francisco International Film Festival 1997

Berlin International Film Festival 1989 - World Premiere
Festival International du nouveau Cinéma, Montreal 1989 - Audience Award
German Film Awards 1989 - Film Award in Gold - Best Visual Design
London Film Festival 1989 - „Outstanding Film of the Year”
Toronto International Film Festival 1989

distributor

Arsenal Berlin

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