From the Cloud to the Resistance

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

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. From the first shots of a goddess seated in a tree, through a long debate between mythological characters, to the exploration of a village's fascist past, the film constantly startles by its imaginative and historical leaps. Operatic and documentary in approach, the film carefully juxtaposes two texts by Cesare Pavese, one a series of dialogues on fate and destiny, the other an elliptical narrative about the search for memories in an Italian village after the Liberation. A work of provocation which strips ornament and leaves essences, and whose integrity gives it a distinct sense of the sublime. DMacp.

By: DMacp

Details

Release details

Duration:
103 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Screenwriter:
Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Cast:
Olimpia Carlisi
Walter Pardini
Mauro Monni
Carmelo Lacorte
Luigi Giordanello
Guido Lombardi
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