History Lessons: Straub-Huillet

History Lessons: Straub-Huillet

Working together for over fifty-years, the career of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet is one of the more distinctive, fascinating, and confronting of the European avant-garde. With a strict adherence to an intellectual method, and interrogating a post-war Germany by reinterpreting texts from the past—Bach, Kafka, Schoenberg—great beauty emerges from a rigorous cinematography that both engrosses and repels; the ruthless dialectic of incomparable cinema.

Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet