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CHARLOTTE SALOMON, LIFE AND THE MAIDEN
by Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin
The extraordinary life of artist Charlotte Salomon has inspired novels, plays, operas, ballets, and even an animated film. This new documentary by Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin offers an intimate and expansive new look at the young woman who, though she was murdered in Auschwitz at age 26, completed an astounding amount of art, including some 1,300 paintings, before her deportation. Narrated as though from her own voice and featuring a cascade of her images, the film delves into her youth in Berlin, her escape to the south of France after the rise of the Nazis, her love affair with a music teacher, and the creative explosion that resulted in her brilliant body of multimedia work—ahead-of-their-time creations mixing gouache, text, and music. The film features the voices of Vicky Krieps, Mathieu Amalric, and Hanna Schygulla.
Directors: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin
Produced by Les Films du Poisson
In co-production with Arte France
DIRECTORS - DELPHINE COULIN & MURIEL COULIN
Delphine and Muriel Coulin are two french directors and screenwriters. Muriel has always dreamed to work in cinema and she graduated from the prestigious Louis Lumière school. She started her career as a camera assistant and then director of photography. She mostly worked on documentaries. Delphine studied litterature and political science before becoming in charge of the documentaries program for the Franco-German TV Group Arte. She is also an author as writing always have been a passion for her. In 1995, the two sisters started directing short films together. In 2011, they directed their first feature film, 17 girls, selected at La Semaine de la Critique.
FIPADOC 2023〡NEW YORK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2023〡DOKFEST MUNICH 2023
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