Focus: Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet - Session 2: Machorka-Muff + Nicht vershönt (Not reconciled) | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián

Session 2: Machorka-Muff + Nicht vershönt (Not reconciled)

Still of Nicht Versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt, wo Gewalt herrscht (Not reconciled)

Focus: Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. Session 2 (73’)

Machorka-Muff

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, FRG, , 1963 18', OV with Spanish subtitles, DCP

Based on the short story by Henrich Böll about the false peace of the reconstruction and rearm of Germany. “It’s like a flash of a lightning making balance between the truth, the concentration and the irritation”, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen’s words.

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt, wo Gewalt herrscht , (No reconciliados o sólo la violencia ayuda donde la violencia reina), 1965, 55’, JBAES / VOSE / OV with Spanish subtitles, DCP., FRG, , 1965 55', OV with Spanish subtitles, DCP

First feature film by Straub-Huillet and one of the most important films of the German cinema of the last fifty years. The film presents the novel Das Bücherregal by Heinrich Böll and offers a familiar story about the continuity and collapse of the history: loyalty, betrayal and revenge.