Ultraviolette and the Blood-spitters Gang

Ultraviolette et le gang des cracheuses de sang

24th TDF: Greek Premiere

After the death of his grandmother Emma, Robin Hunzinger and his mother Claudie found a carefully preserved collection of letters that Emma received from a girl called Marcelle. Marcelle and Emma met in the mid-1920s. 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 she wrote many letters to Emma, letters that still burn with great evocative power. At the sanatorium, rebellious Marcelle, nicknamed “Ultraviolette,” led a group of three young women who were also sick. The film, told through Marcelle’s eloquent letters, combines archive footage, avant-garde films, and music to create a sensuous, poetic atmosphere of absolute love, presenting a daring young woman ahead of her time and a group of kindred spirits that break the barrier of time.

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Direction: Robin Hunzinger
Cinematography: Gautier Gumpper
Editing: Benoit Quinon
Sound: Marc Namblard
Music: Siegfrid Canto
Production: Ana Films
Producers: Milana Christitch
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 74΄
Contact: Lightdox
Awards/Distinctions: The Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFRameAward for Best Creative Use of Archive – IDFA 2021

Robin Hunzinger


2003 Eloge de la cabane
2006 Closing your Eyes
2007 Où sont nos amoureuses
2015 Vers la forêt de Nuages
2016 Inventaire avant disparition
2021 Ultraviolette and the Blood-spitters Gang