Marceline. A Woman. A Century

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    Marceline. A Woman. A Century

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    France, Netherlands

    2018

    58 min

    • French

    Documentary

    A portrait of the strong-minded writer and filmmaker Marceline Loridan-Ivens (1928-2018). As a girl, she survived Auschwitz-Birkenau, after which she had to find herself as a woman in freedom. Her approach was radical and unconventional, she says. As she approaches the age of 90, in essence, she appears unchanged; her life simply moves a bit more slowly. In her Paris apartment, she serves her guests coffee or vodka. They look back on memories of Marceline herself, the history they have experienced together, and how they view it today: the Algerian War of Independence, for example, or the Vietnam War and the Cultural Revolution in China—momentous events about which Marceline made inspired films, initially with Jean-Pierre Sergent, later with her second husband Joris Ivens, the legendary Dutch documentarian. In the second part, the consummate Parisian Marceline—small, slender, carefully dressed and with bright red hair—looks back wistfully and lovingly over her years with Ivens. Her recollections are illustrated by archive footage from their films such as

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Georgi Lazarevski
    Susanna Salonen
    Bettina Borgfeld
    Thomas Bataille
    Editing
    Laurence Miller
    Music
    Jan Tilman Schade
    Production
    WINDMILL FILM BV
    Sales
    SWEET SPOT DOCS
    Cordelia Dvorák

    Cordelia Dvorák

    Germany

    Cordelia Dvorák is a director from . She is known for her documentaries BAILAR PARA VIVIR (2003) and JOHN BERGER OR THE ART OF LOOKING (2016). MARCELINE. A WOMAN. A CENTURY (2018) is her latest film which premiered at IDFA.