UW Cinematheque: Not Reconciled - The Films of Jean Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet
Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach | West Germany, Italy | 1967 | DCP | 93 min. | English and German with English subtitles Director: Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Saturday, April 08, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Gustav Leonhardt, Christiane Lang-Drewanz, Paolo Carlini Straub-Huillet’s first feature length film unfolds primarily as a series of live performances with musicians in period costumes playing in the actual locations where these pieces would have been performed. This one-of-a-kind portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach and his wife transports viewers to 18th century Germany with an austere formalism that is somehow also magically immersive. A must-see for lovers of Bach and film.