Focus: Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet - Presentation and session 1: Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach - Manuel Asín | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián

Presentation and session 1: Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach

Presentation by the curator Manuel Asín

Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach

Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (Crónica de Anna Magdalena Bach), Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, West Germany, 1967, 93'

Presentation of the Focus devoted to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, and screening of the film Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach. Story of the life of Johann Sebastian Bach told by his wife Anna Magdalena. Based on documents from the time like Nekrolog (1754) and J.S. Bach’s own letters, a portrait about the life of the musician is composed. In Straub’s words, “the aim of the film is to use the music not as a accompaniment or comentary but as an aesthetic subject”

Guests

Manuel Asín

Programmer, curator, editor and filmmaker