Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet

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Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet have distinguished themselves as two of Europe’s most inventive, generous and uncompromising filmmakers. In classics such as Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, Moses and Aaron, Class Relations, and Sicilia!, they
developed unique approaches to film adaptation, performance, sound recording, cinematography, and translation, working throughout Germany, Italy and France since the early 1960s. The first English-language book on Straub and Huillet in over a decade, this volume features original essays by Claudia Pummer, John Gianvito, Harun Farocki, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Ted Fendt and Barbara Ulrich, as well as François Albera’s career-spanning interview with the two filmmakers. Tracing the history of their films, their aesthetics and their working methods, the book places special emphasis on the presence
of Straub and Huillet in the English-language world and includes a rich array of previously unpublished documents and illustrations.