FROM THE CLOUD TO THE RESISTANCE

A film by Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
1978, 105 minutes
No. 137
Narrative


FROM THE CLOUD TO THE RESISTANCE
$750.00
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Description
Straub-Huillet’s From the Cloud to the Resistance bridges history and myth, and modernity and antiquity.

Based on six mythological encounters in Cesar Pavese’s Dialogues with Leucò, and on Pavese’s last novel, The Moon and the Bonfires, about the savage murders of Italian anti-Fascist resistance fighters during World War II, the film has affinities with History Lessons, Too Early/Too Late, and a series of films of the 2000s in which they returned to Pavese’s Dialogues.

Reviews
"There are few filmmakers today who are so actively engaged in the battle of form and content." - Dave Kehr, The Chicago Reader

"Straub and Huillet expand their concerns with dazzling scope and beauty: the struggle between gods and men, the eruption of the past into the present. A work of provocation which strips ornament and leaves essences, and whose integrity gives it a distinct sense of the sublime." - Time Out New York

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