UW Cinematheque: Not Reconciled - The Films of Jean Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet
Sicilia! | Italy | 1998 | 35mm | 66 min. | Italian with English subtitles Director: Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Saturday, April 29, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Gianni Buscarino, Vittorio Vigneri, Angela Nugara After a long absence, a native Sicilian returns home in this acclaimed adaptation of Elio Vittorini’s 1941 antifascist novel Conversations in Sicily. Through rich dialogues with an orange peddler, knife sharpener, and his own mother, he reckons with the state of 1930s Sicily. Preceded by The Bridegroom, the Comedienne, and the Pimp (1968, 35mm, 23m mins), a radical triptych featuring a performance by future auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder.