GALLERY

TOMI UNGERER

Percy Adlon made four films about eccentric artist Tomi Ungerer, the scion of a family of Alsatian watchmakers who, at just 26, became one of New York’s most popular illustrators.

TOMI UNGERERS LANDLEBEN

(Tomi Ungerer's Country Life), 1973

German, 44 min

After 70 books and thousands of cartoons in fifteen turbulent years, Tomi Ungerer left the "plastic society" and began a new life on a farm in Nova Scotia, accompanied by his beautiful wife, Yvonne. In his unique mix of German, French, and English, he talks about his new love, the powerful nature of the Canadian coast, and reveals his wild character, from which nightmares and laughter erupt into a constant stream of images.

Director of Photography – Horst Lerner

Editor – Sabine Heidenberger

IM SCHÖNSTEN WIESENGRUNDE:

Tomi Ungerers großes deutsches Liederbuch

(In the Most Beautiful Meadow: Tomi Ungerer's Great German Songbook), 1974

The brilliant draftsman reflects on his romantic illustrations of German folk songs, some of which are performed here.

German, 58 min

WIR SIND BABYLON:

Tomi Ungerer und der Horror unserer Welt

(We Are Babylon: Tomi Ungerer and the Horror of Our World), 1976

German, 44 min

 

MANN VOR WILDER LANDSHAFT

(Man in a Wild Landscape), 1998

Tomi Ungerer in Ireland.

German, 58 min

“The power of friendship between Adlon and Ungerer is the same as the power of the 3-hour Tomi-Ungerer-Night."

Zürcher Neue Zeitung - International (ZNN)

© 2020 by Percy & Eleonore Adlon