Ultraviolette et le gang des cracheuses de sang

Ultraviolette and the Blood-Spitters Gang

After the death of his grandmother Emma, Robin Hunzinger and his mother Claudie find a carefully preserved collection of letters which Emma received from a girl called Marcelle. In the 1920s, Emma and Marcelle met at school in Dijon. Secretly, love blossomed between the two teenage girls, but after two years they parted ways. Marcelle developed tuberculosis and was admitted to a sanatorium, where her letters to Emma became increasingly fervent and desperate, and her rebellious behavior aroused the attentions of three other seriously ill young women. Complementing the sparse photographs of the women, Hunzinger combines archive footage, avant-garde films, and music to create a sensuous, poetic atmosphere. (IDFA)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Ultraviolette and the Blood-Spitters Gang (2021, doc) - Le recours aux forêts (the forest passage, 2019, doc) - L’homme qui voulait savoir (2018, mid-length doc) - Inventaire avant disparition (Before you go, 2016, mid-length doc) - Vers la forêt de nuages (To the forest of clouds, 2015, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2022
Robin Hunzinger
France 2021
color & black and white
74 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Claudie Hunzinger, Robin Hunzinger
Cinematography Gautier Gumpper
Editing Benoît Quinon
Sound/Sounddesign Marc Namblard
Music Siegfried Canto
Producer(s) Milana Christitch
Ana Films
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
IDFA 2021