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Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Umiliati (2003) (DVD)

This is the sequel to the Straubs’ Operai, contain.

Excerpts from the novel Donna di Messina (1949 and 1964, 1967) by Elio Vittorini (1908-1966). Read More »

Pedro Costa – Où gît votre sourire enfoui? (2001)

Adrian Martin wrote:
Pedro Costa’s Où gît votre sourire enfoui?, the director’s preferred feature-length version of an episode of the French TV series Cinéma, de notre temps, was the best film I saw in 2002 (like many on this list, at the Rotterdam Film Festival). A documentary on the stern filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet editing a version of Sicilia!, it gives a remarkable insight into the dynamics of an extraordinary couple who fuse art and life, and the intricate materialities of their filmmaking practice. It has a perfect beginning, a perfect ending, and is one of the only films that actually carves out its own, crystalline style from the currently faddish possibilities of “digital cinema.” Read More »

Jean-Marie Straub – Dialogue d’ombres AKA Dialogue of Shadows (2013)

Synopsis
Jean-Marie Straub’s new film closes the circle. The years 1954–2013 are displayed as representing a film produced in collaboration with Danièle Huillet. The two had met in Paris in 1954, around the year they came across the text by Georges Bernanos, to whom Straub has now dedicated a half-hour film. A man and a woman engaged in a dialogue, talking about their love, as if talking across an abyss. Then, in the last take, the two of them close together, motionless for a long time. Read More »

Jean-Marie Straub – Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt wo Gewalt herrscht AKA Not Reconciled (1965)

JONATHAN ROSENBAUM:
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“Far from being a puzzle film (like Citizen Kane or Muriel), Not Reconciled is better described as a ‘lacunary film’, in the same sense that Littré defines a lacunary body: a whole composed of agglomerated crystals with intervals among them, like the interstitial spaces between the cells of an organism”. Jean-Marie Straub’s description of his second film and second Heinrich Böll adaptation (after Machorka-Muff) helps to explain why, although it has more plot than any of his other works — containing even more characters and intrigues than Othon — it is virtually impossible to paraphrase in the form of a synopsis. Read More »

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Von heute auf morgen aka From Today Until Tomorrow (1997)

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Based on an unknown Schönberg opera from 1929, From Today Until Tomorrow explores one night in a not-quite loveless marriage. A husband and wife return from a party where she has flirted with another man, while he has cast an appraising eye toward an attractive, fashionably dressed acquaintance of his wife’s. Though each dreams, briefly, of leaving the marriage for the excitement and mystery of a new lover, in the end they decide stability and comfort are more important than the fleeting thrill of new romance. Read More »

Jean-Claude Rousseau – Une Vie Risquée (2018)

Short film commissioned by the Cinemathèque Suisse to celebrate Jean-Marie Straub’s 85th birthday. Directed by Jean-Claude Rousseau.

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Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach AKA The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) (HD)

Jean-Marie Straub’s 1967 film of the marriage between the widower Bach and Anna Magdalena. The film has a musical structure that is very much like Bach’s own St. Matthew Passion; and Straub uses the format of Bach’s music to etch a minimalist love story of enormous richness. ” Also, includes live performances Read More »