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Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Quei loro incontri AKA These Encounters of Theirs (2006)

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These Encounters of Theirs (AKA Quei loro incontri) marks French filmmaker Jean-Marie Straub’s final cinematic collaboration with his wife, the late Daniele Huillet. The picture stages a series of five onscreen dialogues between Greek gods about mankind’s relationship to the deities (and vice-versa), written by the Communist philosopher Cesare Pavese in “mock classical” language and recited on camera by such amateur Italian actors as Angela Nugara, Vittorio Vigneri, Grazia Orsi, Romano Guelfi, Angela Durantini and Enrico Achilli/ Straub and Huillet stage the dialogues in lush, rural, sunny outdoor environs. The characters include such mythical immortals as Iacchus, Metate and Gaia and such mortals as the poet Hesiod. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Read More »

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Operai, contadini AKA Workers, Peasants (2001)

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Based on the novel Le Donne di Messina by Elio Vittorini (1949).

A group of men and women gather together by chance after World War II when Italy was in the process of rebuilding. These men and women find themselves in the middle of ruins. They build a community where they try to protect themselves against hunger, violence, pain, and fear. Read More »