Dialogue d'ombres

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Dialogue d'ombres

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
CH/F, 1954
Shortfilms, 28min, OmdU

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Dialogue d'ombres

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
CH/F, 1954
Shortfilms, 28min, OmdU

Cast: 
Cornelia Geiser
Françoise
Bertrand Brouder
Jacques
Screenplay: 
Jean-Marie Straub nach Georges Bernanos
Sound: 
Dimitri Haulet
Camera: 
Renato Berta
Christophe Clavert
Editor: 
Renato Berta
Christophe Clavert

Production: 
Belva Film, Andolfi
Format: 
DCP
Color

Jean-Marie Straub’s new film closes the circle. The years 1954–2013 are displayed as representing a film produced in collaboration with Danièle Huillet. The two had met in Paris in 1954, around the year they came across the text by Georges Bernanos, to whom Straub has now dedicated a half-hour film. A man and a woman engaged in a dialogue, talking about their love, as if talking across an abyss. Then, in the last take, the two of them close together, motionless for a long time.

In presence of the protagonists Bertrand Brouder and Cornelia Geiser as well as the producer Barbara Ulrich.