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  • Sunday, February 12

    2 PM (107 mins)
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From the Cloud to the Resistance

(Dalla nube alla resistenza)

featuring

Olimpia Carlisi, Guido Lombardi, Gino Felici, Mauro Monni,

Two key texts by the great Italian poet/novelist Cesare Pavese form the backdrop of Straub and Huillet’s 1979 interrogation of the two sides of art (and life), that of the yearning for the gods in the clouds above, and the (almost immediate) resistance to that very thought. In one section, various gods fallen to this dusty earth debate humankind’s foibles; in another, survivors of the bloody antifascist partisan movement recall their sacrifice. For Straub-Huillet, actors, setting, and texts are of similar importance, to “show the relationship of texts to areas and landscapes, and to the people who live there.”

Jason Sanders
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Danièle Huillet
  • Jean-Marie Straub
Based On
  • stories by Cesare Pavese

Cinematographer
  • Saverio Diamanti
  • Gianni Canfarelli
Language
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 100 mins
Source
  • Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York
Preceded By

En rachâchant

Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, France, 1982

FEATURING
Olivier Straub

Shot in bleak black-and-white and scripted by Marguerite Duras, this gleeful comedy stars little Olivier Straub.

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 7 mins
source
  • Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York