DELPHINE ET CAROLE, INSOUMUSES
Director | CALLISTO MCNULTY
France, Switzerland / 2018 / Colour and Black & White / 70’ / DCP
French, English; Turkish sub.
Screenplay | Callisto McNulty, Alexandra Roussopoulos
Cast | Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig, Chantal Akerman
The documentary directed by Callisto McNulty focuses on the feminist movement in Europe during 1970s. Numerous issues on feminist agenda of the time, such as the legalization of abortion, free birth control opportunities, rights of sexual minorities meet with the audience from the viewpoint of Delphine Seyrig, actress and women’s rightist, and, Carole Roussopoulos, documentary film-maker and video artist.
In 1970s, when feminist movement awakens gradually, Seyrig and Roussopolous come together to establish the women’s video collective “Insoumuses” and start to film together the feminist struggle at the time; this is how a series of video serving just like an archive appears. Shaped by the creative and ground-breaking perspective of the duo, these videos have become the starting point of the documentary Delphine et Carole, Insoumuses as a source of inspiration for the director Callisto McNulty, after almost 40 years.
Delphine et Carole, Insoumuses incorporates the sections from the said video series, the photographs of Seyrig and Roussopolous, as well as the interview made with Carole Roussopolous. The documentary centers around the women’s rights struggle during 1970s over the friendship of Seyrig and Roussopolous, aiming to establish a bond between the women’s movement at the time with the movement today.
ELLA MAILLART: DOUBLE JOURNEY
Director | ANTONIO BIGINI, MARIANN LEWINSKY
Switzerland, Italy / 2015 / Colour and Black & White / 40’ / DCP
French; Turkish sub.
Screenplay | Antonio Bigini, Mariann Lewinsky
Cast | Irène Jacob
Summer of 1939... A traveller and photographer Ella Maillart sets off from Europe to Asia with her friend Annemarie Schwarzenbach. She has a purpose to record a movie in the countries she visits. All her plans go upside down when she arrives at Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. She begins a journey within herself; she does not travel between countries anymore, she travels within herself and existence now.
This is how Maillart’s journey in British India starts. She travels all alone in the region for almost a year and has a chance to observe closer the colonial system. She not only records via camera what she sees; but also tells the story on her letters and diaries. These letters, diaries, footages and photographs reveal the documentary Ella Maillart: Double Journey, inspiring the directors Antonio Bigini and Mariann Lewinsky after 75 years
Ella Maillart: Double Journey addresses the colonialism, gender norms and international policies in the eyes of the remarkable traveller of 20th century, promising an unforgettable experience to the audience. Diaries and letters of Maillart are narrated by the voice of a great actress, Irène Jacob.