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Directed by Ulrike Ottinger and Tabea Blumenschein • 1975 • West Germany
Starring Tabea Blumenschein, Ulrike Ottinger
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando,” Ulrike Ottinger’s first film unfolds in a fantastical world inhabited only by women, where the extraordinary Esmeralda del Rio (the direct...
Directed by Ulrike Ottinger • 1977 • West Germany
Starring Tabea Blumenschein, Roswitha Janz, Monika von Cube
Ulrike Ottinger’s singular debut feature is an extravagantly stylized lesbian pirate spectacle that radically deconstructs decades of male-oriented adventures. Madame X (Tabea Blumensche...
Directed by Ulrike Ottinger • 1979 • West Germany
Starring Tabea Blumenschein, Lutze, Magdalena Montezuma
The outré imagination of German New Wave visionary Ulrike Ottinger is on dazzling display in this alcohol-soaked tour through the Berlin underworld. A rich, unnamed, enigmatic woman (Ottinge...