Shot by Ottinger herself, the film conjures memories of Jewish immigrant lives in Shanghai—from Sephardim in the mid-19th century, to Russian emigrés escaping pogroms, to Europeans fleeing the Shoah. Unexpected versions of utopias emerged—such as the existence of a queer scene or the opening of Viennese-style pastry shops in the ghetto where the community was confined during the Japanese occupation.*
This event is curated by Bérénice Reynaud. See link below for details.
Saturday, September 19.
4:30 pm on the West Coast; 7:30 East Coast.
Intermission: 7 pm on the West Coast; 10 pm East Coast.
Screening resumes at 7:30 pm PDT, followed by the Q & A.
From September 19 at 4:30 pm PDT, EXILE SHANGHAI will be available to stream for 72 hours
Ulrike Ottinger, Exile Shanghai (1997). Film images (8) and Ottinger portrait (2010) courtesy and © Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduktion.