Who is Oda Jaune?

„Who is Oda Jaune?“ – a documentary about the painter Oda Jaune and about her paintings. An intimate portrait of a young woman who had to leave her past behind to find her future.

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  • 07/2018 - Special Mention for "Who is Oda Jaune?"

    The feature documentary by Kamilla Pfeffer “Who is Oda Jaune?” premiered at the Berlin Filmfestival in 2016 and has been [...]

    The feature documentary by Kamilla Pfeffer "Who is Oda Jaune?" premiered at the Berlin Filmfestival in 2016 and has been shown in German cinemas and international film festivals. It has now received a Special Mention for special achievements in creating a film on art. The festival aims to attract the interest and attention of the audience specificly to this film festival dedicated to films on art and artists and to achieve highest publicity among the cultural and pedagogical sector. The film competition is one of the rare events worldwide, based on the idea to present films made by film makers who, artists themselves, explore the universe of another artist.

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  • 12/2016 - WER IST ODA JAUNE? pre-selected for German Film Award

    The documentary WHO IS ODA JAUNE? by Kamilla Pfeffer is one out of seven documentaries pre-selected for the German Film [...]

    The documentary WHO IS ODA JAUNE? by Kamilla Pfeffer is one out of seven documentaries pre-selected for the German Film Award. The film celebrated its world premiere at Berlinale 2016 and has been shown at many international film festivals. In February 2017, it will be part of LOLA at Berlinale. WHO IS ODA JAUNE? is a documentary about the painter Oda Jaune and about her paintings. An intimate portrait of a young woman who had to leave her past behind to find her future. The GERMAN FILM AWARD, the LOLA, is the most renowned award for German films.  

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  • 07/2016 - MALI BLUES and WHO IS ODA JAUNE? @ 10th Five Lakes Film Festival

    Our productions MALI BLUES and WHO IS ODA JAUNE? will be shown at Five Lakes Film Festival in Baviera! With more than [...]

    Our productions MALI BLUES and WHO IS ODA JAUNE? will be shown at Five Lakes Film Festival in Baviera! With more than 100 feature films, documentaries and short films in over 300 screenings, the FIve Lakes Film Festival (FSFF) is one of the largest film festivals in southern Germany. Following Fatoumata Diawara, shooting star of the global pop scene, MALI BLUES is a musical journey, discovering the country’s rich musical culture and it’s threat by radical Islamists. On our way we meet other committed musicians, like Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi. WHO IS ODA JAUNE? is a documentary about the artist Oda Jaune and about her paintings. An intimate portrait of a young woman who had to leave her past behind to find her future. The world premiere took place at Berlinale 2016.

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Who is Oda Jaune?

She paints bodies that are mutilated and disfigured, naked and sexless, faceless. Disturbing paintings, painful paintings. And she paints faces radiating happiness, people in paradise, people who can fly. Tender, touching paintings. Originally from Bulgaria, Oda Jaune studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, becomes a master scholar of Jörg Immendorff. And she becomes his wife. After Immendorff’s death in 2007, she leaves Germany to move to Paris. Getting in touch with her there is a challenge. Almost two years pass before she agrees to being in this film. The plan seems simple: over the course of several weeks the director and her cinematographer will join her in the studio and capture the process of creating new paintings for an upcoming exhibition.

Script & director: Kamilla Pfeffer
DOP: Magdalena Hutter
Sound: Kamilla Pfeffer
Editors: Rune Schweitzer, Stefanie Kosik
Dramaturgic advice: Felix Kuballa
Music: Markus Aust
Sound mix: Ralf Schipke
Color correction: Ewald Hentze
KHM: Prof. Dietrich Leder, Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg, M.A. Andreas Altenhoff
Creative Producer: Susanne Heinz
Producer: Christian Beetz

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  • Who is Oda Jaune?

    World premiere - CinemaxX 3 - Internationale Film Festival Berlin
    14 February 2016 at 7:30 pm

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    Colosseum - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
    15 February 2016 at 12:00 pm

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    CinemaxX 1 - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
    15 February 2016 at 8:30 pm

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    CinemaxX 12 - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
    18 February 2016 at 2:30 pm

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    Filmmuseum Potsdam - Berlinale Spotlight: Perspektive Deutsches Kino in the Filmmuseum Potsdam
    26 February 2016 at 6:00 pm

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    Filmforum in Museum Ludwig - Cologne
    16 April 2016 at 8:00 pm

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    Caligari FilmBühne - Wiesbaden
    26 May 2016 at 8:00 pm

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    Caligari FilmBühne - Wiesbaden
    28 May 2016 at 6:00 pm

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    Bonner Dokumentarfilmwoche - Neue Filmbühne - in the presence of Kamilla Pfeffer
    10 June 2016 at 8:00 pm

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    Bonner Dokumentarfilmwoche - Neue Filmbühne
    12 June 2016 at 2:45 pm

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    Filmkunstkino Cinema, Düsseldorf - in the presence of Kamilla Pfeffer and Oda Jaune
    23 June 2016 at 7:00 pm

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    Kino Babylon, Berlin - in the presence of Kamilla Pfeffer and Oda Jaune
    24 June 2016 at 8:00 pm

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    Abaton Kino, Hamburg - in the presence of Kamilla Pfeffer
    26 June 2016 at 11:00 am

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    Five Lakes Film Festival - Schloss Seefeld, Germany
    03 August 2016 at 7:00 pm

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    Five Lakes Film Festival - Schlossberghalle Starnberg, Germany
    04 August 2016 at 4:30 pm

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    Five Lakes Film Festival - Augustinum Diessen, Germany
    04 August 2016 at 8:00 pm

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    LOLA @Berlinale, Zoo Palast 2 - Berlin
    15 February 2017 at 2:00 pm

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    International Festival Filmes Sobre Arte Portugal - Lisbon
    30 June 2018 at 6:00 pm

  • Filmmaker Magazine, 01.03.16

    "Who is Oda Jaune? is a simple but elegant meditation on the mystery between painter and painting, and our hunger for questions in the absence of answers."