1971-1980ArthouseDanièle Huillet and Jean-Marie StraubFranceShort Film

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Toute révolution est un coup de dés AKA Every Revolution Is a Throw of the Dice (1977)

Straub and Huillet invited friends to recite Stéphane Mallarmé’s 1897 poem “A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance,” with its radically modern use of free verse, in a park alongside the wall in Père Lachaise cemetery where the last 147 men and women of the Paris Commune were lined up and shot dead in 1871.

It is not hard to understand why these ambitious filmmakers were drawn to Mallarme’s late-19th-century poem, which casts readers adrift in a sea of elusive meanings, a playfully and hermetically cubist constellation of words that can assume myriad visual, aural, and symbolic forms.

125MB | 10 min 43 s | 784×572 | mkv



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