A session of films based on the writings of Maurice Barrès – reflections about the history of Europe.
is a rich and condensed historical chronicle about the region of Lorraine in Northeast France, many times invaded or annexed by the Germans as an Imperial territory. Sixteen years after Straub returned to Alsace to complete the second film of the Barrès series, Un Héritier
). Like Joseph, the protagonist, Jean-Marie Straub, wanders around Mont Sainte-Odile following the route of a young country doctor, visiting paths leading to the private house of foresters and near the famous ‘wall of the heathen’ existing in the region. Concluding the screening are two short films based on an essay by Barrès about the reasons that led to the collapse of the Republic of Venice.
The screening will be introduced by Michael Witt, Professor of Cinema, Roehampton University
Lothringen! is presented on a new 35mm print.
, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Germany/France, 1994, 35 mm, colour, 21 min.,in French with English subtitles.
, Jean-Marie Straub, France, 2011, MiniDV, colour, 21 min. 5 sec.,in French with English subtitles.
La mort de Venise
, The Death of Venice,
Jean-Marie Straub, France, 2013, HD, colour, 22 min.,in French with English subtitles.
À Propos de Venise (Geschichtsunterricht), Concerning Venice (History Lessons)
, Jean-Marie Straub, Switzerland, 2013, HD, colour, 22 min. 39 sec., in French with English subtitles.
Presented as part of The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet