From Today Until Tomorrow
(Von Heute auf Morgen)
Christine Whittlesey, Richard Salter, Claudia Barainsky, Ryszard Karczykowski,
Based on a rarely performed Schoenberg opera from 1929, From Today Until Tomorrow explores one night in a marriage. A husband and wife return from a party where she has flirted with another man while he has cast an appraising eye toward one of her acquaintances. Huillet and Straub present the opera to us in long fixed shots and austere black and white, so that the focus remains on the brilliance of the twelve-tone score and the singers’ voices. That Schoenberg would choose to use his challenging musical language to convey a relatively lighthearted message only adds to the compelling mystery of this film.
The Inconsolable One
Jean-Marie Straub, Italy, 2010
Orpheus speaks of his wife Eurydice
Dialogue with Shadows
Jean-Marie Straub, France, 2013
Straub and Huillet first planned to adapt this story of two lovers by Georges Bernanos in 1954.