1961-1970Danièle HuilletGermanyJean-Marie Straub

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

It is the peformances that connect the film and are the key focus. To give an idea to any reader, if you’ve seen Rivette’s La Belle Noiseuse you may remember the amount of seens of the actual painting being done; though the sound of the painting being done is far, far from being as pleasant as Bach (I thought I was going to go craaazzy watching Rivette’s film — scratch,scratch,dab,dab -ugh) it will give you an idea of the level of ‘action’

3.75GB | 1 h 34 min | 988×720 | mkv


Subtitles:English hardcoded for german dialogs (optional for english dialogs)


  1. Just thought of pointing out that after downloading and checking the video, the language on this version is not in German. It is the dubbed English version – with hardcoded English subtitles.
    (The music is in German though)

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