Ulrike Ottinger (born June 6, 1942) is a German filmmaker, documentarian and photographer. She is the daughter of the artist-painter Ulrich Ottinger.
From 1959 she was a visiting student at the Academy of Arts in Munich and worked as a painter.
From 1962 to 1968, she worked as a freelance artist in Paris and studied etching with Johnny Friedlaender among other studies. They participated in several exhibitions. In 1966 she wrote her first screenplay, entitled Die Mongolische Doppelschublade.
Ottinger returned to West Germany in 1969 and, in cooperation with the Film Seminar at the University of Konstanz, founded the film club “Visuell”, which she directed until 1972. She also headed a gallery and the associated "galeriepress”, where they edited works by contemporary artists.
During this time she met Tabea Blumenschein and Magdalena Montezuma, both of whom have been cast as lead actresses in her films since 1972. Ottinger developed her own bizarre… read more
Recently discovered her through a recent exhibit of her work sponsored by Goethe Institut Manila and Yuchengcho Museum. They screened "Under Snow". I am deeply impressed by her work, her preoccupations and blurring of the lines between imagination and our senses. I wish to view her other films.