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22 May 2019: Where Are You, Jean-Marie Straub?

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A Tale by Michel de Montaigne
Jean-Marie Straub, 2013, 34 min
French with English subtitles

In A Tale by Michel de Montaigne the philosopher recounts an incident that happened to himself, and succeeds in showing us how an experience that is painful or threatening can be transfigured and the danger that lies in salvation.

The Aquarium and the Nation
Jean-Marie Straub, 2015, 31'18 min
French with English subtitles

The Aquarium and the Nation is a reflection on history, the passage of time and the fate of man. As in previous films of Jean-Marie Straub, it assembles disparate texts and elements in a meaningful whole: a shot of an aquarium, the orchestral version of Joseph Haydn's Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, a reading by psychoanalyst and film writer and sound editor Aimé Agnel of an excerpt of André Malraux's last novel The Walnut Trees of Altenburg and a sequence taken from Jean Renoir's film La Marseillaise.

Where Are You, Jean-Marie Straub?
Jean-Marie Straub, 2016, 9 min

With Where Are You, Jean-Marie Straub?, the director offers a short and personal response to a commission of the Centre Pompidou in Paris on the occasion of the 2016 retrospective dedicated to himself and Danièle Huillet.

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Where Are You, Jean-Marie Straub? Wednesday 22.05.19 7:00 pm Book