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Who Is Oda Jaune? (Wer ist Oda Jaune?)

Overview

Genre
Arts and Portrait
Synopsis

Sometimes she paints gelatinous fairies, pregnant men, amorphous bodies. At other times joyful beings, creatures in paradise and flying people emerge on her canvasses. Monstrosity and tenderness lie side by side in Oda Jaune’s paintings, just as they disturb and move those that view them. Born in Sofia in 1979, the painter studied at the Arts Academy in Düsseldorf and became a star pupil of Jörg Immendorff. She also became his wife. After her husband's death she moved to Paris to pursue her work there. Her gallerist also represented Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
A film biography about a young artist as successful as she is shy? No. Rather, it's an account of a complicated encounter. During their collaboration the protagonist repeatedly has qualms, withdraws and refuses to comply. For her part, the filmmaker deploys cautious manoeuvres in order to make visible something of Oda Jaune's fragile act of painting, without damaging it in the process nor resorting to trite illustration.

Stage
finished
Running time
75 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
KHM, Kamilla Pfeffer, Gebrueder Beetz
Country
Germany
Years of Production
2013-2016
Locations
Paris, Berlin

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Festivals
Berlinale, Fünf-Seen-Festival
Language
German, French
Subtitles
German, English

Photos

Filmstill1 by magdalena hutter_oda jaune_thumb
Filmstill5 by magdalena hutter_hand v_thumb

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