Jean-Marie Straub

Jean-Marie Straub – Où en êtes-vous, Jean-Marie Straub? AKA Where Are You, Jean-Marie Straub? (2016)

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With Where Are You, Jean-Marie Straub?, the director offers a short and personal response to a commission of the Centre Pompidou in Paris on the occasion of the 2016 retrospective dedicated to himself and Danièle Huillet. Read More »

Jean-Marie Straub – In omaggio all’arte italiana! (2015)

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Presented at the 2015 Venice Biennale, this short film by Jean-Marie Straub is a fragment of the last reel of his film History Lessons, based on Bertolt Brecht’s The Business Affairs of Mr Julius Caesar and dedicated to the memory and materiality of cinema. Read More »

Jean-Marie Straub – La guerre d’Algérie! (2014)

In a single static shot a man is threatened with death at another’s gunpoint Read More »

Jean-Marie Straub – O somma luce (2010)

Taking the last verses of Paradise in Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, Straub extends the same didactic/exploratory tendencies he already was trying with texts by Cesare Pavese in Dalla nube alla resistenza (1979) and its sequel, Quei loro incontri (2006). Now, the meditation deals with repetition, light, and absence, using Edgar Varèse’s genius in an introduction that sets a somber tone so what comes next would be pure light and sublimation. (-bafici.gob.ar) Read More »

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Europa 2005 – 27 octobre (2006)

Europa 2005 – 27 octobre

Shot in Clichy Sous Bois, cauldron of the suburban riots that burned the winter of 2005, and composed of two panoramic shots of the substantion where Bouna and Zyed were killed whilst being pursued by the police. There is no voiceover and only one title to be translated for entire duration of this short: :Chambre a Gaz, Chaise Electrique” or “Gas Chamber, Electric Chair”. These shots and movements are repeated five times. Read More »

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Il viandante (2001)

This short movie came out of the alternative takes of a scene of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub’s previous film, Gente da Sicília (1999) and consists of a dialogue between an old woman and a man. Read More »

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – L’arrotino (2001)

This short movie came out of the alternative takes of a scene of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub’s previous film, Gente da Sicília (1999) and consists of a dialogue between a grinder and a foreigner. Read More »