Daily Screenings: Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia by Ulrike Ottinger, artist and filmmaker (Germany)

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Daily Screenings: Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia by Ulrike Ottinger, artist and filmmaker (Germany)

Description

27 May 2017, Sat - 13 Aug 2017, Sun 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
27 May 2017, Sat - 13 Aug 2017, Sun 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia (1989), starring Badema, Lydia Billiet, Inés Sastre, and Delphine Seyrig, is Ottinger’s only feature fiction film shot in East Asia. Staged in the legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad, the film starts by introducing four different Western women, each representing a story from different epochs, and who meet on this train. A group of Mongolian female warriors kidnap them, and the story unfolds amidst multiple cultural misunderstandings. The intersection of the fictional and the documentary arises from the encounter with the foreign, which intervenes unpredictably and filled with humour along the plot.

The entire film is a homage to the way nomadic cultures leave their mark along the travelled paths, and embraces the migration of culture. Different kinds of narration are explored within this feature, emphasising cultural relations, similarities and contrasts, as well as how misunderstandings can be productive.

Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia is part of the daily screenings of Ulrike Ottinger: China. The Arts ­– The People, Photographs and Films from the 1980s and 1990s. It is presented at The Single Screen on every other day, alternating with Exile Shanghai.

A public programme of Ulrike Ottinger: China. The Arts ­– The People, Photographs and Films from the 1980s and 1990s.

Date

27 May - 13 August 2017

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The film is a homage to the way nomadic cultures leave their mark along the travelled paths, and embraces the migration of culture. Different kinds of narration are explored within this feature, emphasising cultural relations, similarities and contrasts, as well as how misunderstandings can be productive.

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Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

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No

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No

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No

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Citation

“Daily Screenings: Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia by Ulrike Ottinger, artist and filmmaker (Germany),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed February 6, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4388.