Focus: Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet - Session 3: Der Bräutigam, die Komödiantin und der Zuhälter (The Bridegroom, the Actress and the Pimp) + Othon | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián

Session 3: Der Bräutigam, die Komödiantin und der Zuhälter (The Bridegroom, the Actress and the Pimp) + Othon

Othon - Straub Huillet

Focus: Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. Session 3 (111’)

Der Bräutigam, die Komödiantin und der Zuhälter (El esposo, la actriz y el chulo)

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, FRG, , 1968 23', OV with Spanish subtitles, DCP

With this short film Straub-Huillet responded from Germany the events of the French May where they could not participate because of their exile.

Les yeux ne veulent pas en tout temps se fermer ou Peut-être qu’un jour Rome se permettra de choisir à son tour (Othon) / Eyes do not want to close at all times, or, Perhaps one day Rome will allow herself to choose in her turn (Othon)

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Italy, France, , 1970 88', OV with Spanish subtitles, DCP

The text recited in the film is the original and complete text by Pierre Corneille. During three months, the actors read it, learned it, rehearsed it and practised it. Later, recited just by heart, it was recorded during four weeks in the same place, always in the same time as the image. But the spoken text, the words, are not more important than the different rhythms and the tempos of the actors and their accents.” Jean-Marie Straub.