Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia

Monday, May 23, 2011

Introduced by Emily Roysdon!

German feminist filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger’s boldly original epic stars the masterful French actress Delphine Seyrig, in her final screen role, as an ethnographer named Lady Windermere who befriends six other women on the Trans-Siberian Railway, then gets captured by a Mongolian warrior princess. This uncompromising film greatly influenced our guest presenter, artist Emily Roysdon. She writes: “Ottinger’s work re-imagines the impossible. Her characters, their lives and their environs, are beyond counter-culture. They make new worlds.” Come join us on this incredible, strange, and rarely seen journey.

  • Rating NR
  • Year 1989
  • Director Ulrike Ottinger