A film by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet
1962-2016, Various minutes
No. 100
Narratives & Documentaries

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Film has never seen a collaboration like that between Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, a fiercely intellectual husband-wife duo whose decades-spanning oeuvre aimed to spark a revolution among the masses.

Hailed by critics, academics and filmmakers alike, the Straub-Huillet catalog is at once among cinema’s most pluralistic – spanning shorts and features, documentaries and fiction, contemporary stories and period pieces – and most rigorous, forged by an ascetic and intellectually curious style. Their films constitute adaptations of Kafka and Brecht, homages to D.W. Griffith, Renoir, and Bresson, and treatises on political matters both current and eternal.

Encompassing nearly 50 films – including works that have largely remained unavailable for decades, and many that have never before been released in the U.S – their entire filmography is now proudly presented by Grasshopper Film. Explore the Collection here.

"Straub-Huillet are cinema’s conscience — an antidote to all the junk movies you’ve ever seen." — J. Hoberman, The New York Times

"One of the most intense, challenging and controversial collaborations in the history of cinema." — Joshua Siegel, Museum of Modern Art

"No one seriously interested in film should neglect them or the theoretical issues that attend them." — David Thomson, The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

"Godard seemed very old to me, suddenly, when I saw the films of Straub. They were the fastest, the furiousest, the most beautiful, sensual, ancient, modern." — Pedro Costa, director of Horse Money and Colossal Youth