“Marceline. A Woman. A Century” at New York Jewish Film Festival. Courtesy of the Jewish Museum.
New York Jewish Film Festival
The annual New York Jewish Film Festival, a partnership between The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center, will take place for the 29th time from January 15-28, 2020. The festival presents films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. The French/Dutch production Marceline. A Woman. A Century by filmmaker Cordelia Dvorak will be featured on the 22nd of January at the Walter Reade Theater.
Marceline. A Woman. A Century by Cordelia Dvorak (France/Netherlands, 2018, 76m)
The effervescent and brilliant French director, author, producer, and actress Marceline Loridan-Ivens dazzles in this vibrant documentary tribute to a radical chronicler, Holocaust survivor, and loving partner. Marceline was a key figure, with Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin, in the French avant-garde film movement in the 1950s. She later worked alongside her husband, Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens, as they traveled to capture the sights and sounds of the independence struggle in Vietnam, and the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution in China. Loridan-Ivens’s autobiographical feature The Birch Tree Meadow is being screened before this film.