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From the Cloud to the Resistance and These Encounters of Theirs

January 13 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

$10

UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “Not Reconciled: The Cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet”

From the Cloud to the Resistance (Italy/West Germany, 1978)
(Dalla nube alla resistenza)
Directed by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

Straub-Huillet’s From the Cloud… 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.

DIR/SCR: Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet. Based on Dialogues with Leucò and The Moon and the Bonfires by Cesare Pavese. CAST: Olimpia Carlisi, Mauro Monni, Carmelo Lacorte, Mario di Mattia

DCP, color, in Italian with English subtitles, 105 min.




Followed by:

These Encounters of Theirs (Italy/France, 2005)
(Quei loro incontri)
Directed by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

In the last feature-length collaboration between Straub and Huillet before Huillet’s death in 2006, villagers from across the length of Italy — a peasant, a postmaster, a theater director, a mayor, a rope maker — gather in the Tuscan countryside to recite the five final scenes of Cesare Pavese’s Dialogues with Leucò. Published in 1947, just two years after the Holocaust and the Second World War and two years before Pavese’s suicide, the Dialogues offer a series of meditations on human destiny, both comical and tragic, between ancient Greek mythological figures. Desperate in their hunger for immortality, mortals are blind to the gift of being human—of their ability to experience joy and suffering; to feel a passing breeze or the touch of another body; to name, remember, and act.

DIR/SCR: Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet. Based on Dialogues with Leucò, by Cesare Pavese. CAST: Angela Nugara, Vittorio Vigneri, Grazi Orsi, Romano Guelfi, Angela Durantini, Enrico Achilli, Giovanna Daddi, Dario Marconcini, Andrea Bacci, Andrea Balducci

35mm, color, in Italian with English subtitles, 68 min.

FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.

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Details

Date:
January 13
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2017/01/13/from-the-cloud-these-encounters

Venue

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater

Organizer

UCLA Film & Television Archive
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/