VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Neue Welt [Filmausschnitt aus Schwarze Sünde]

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Neue Welt [Filmausschnitt aus Schwarze Sünde]

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
BRD, 1988
Shortfilms, 3min, OF

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Neue Welt [Filmausschnitt aus Schwarze Sünde]

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
BRD, 1988
Shortfilms, 3min, OF

Screenplay: 
Jean-Marie Straub
Danièle Huillet based on Friedrich Hölderlin
Camera: 
William Lubtchansky
Editor: 
Danièle Huillet
Jean-Marie Straub

Production: 
Danièle Huillet, Dominique Païni, Jean-Marie Straub
Format: 
DCP
Color

NEUE WELT is a two-minute-cut from Straub/Huillet’s film BLACK SIN, their return to Hölderlin’s “Empedocles” and the Etna. It is a dark political text and the characters that have remained walk on black ashes like ghosts of another world. It is a text of farewell and remembrance. At the end of BLACK SIN, a strange woman replaces the vanished, conjures up the “living spirit” and wishes for “a flood after the drought”. And at that point Hölderlin’s fragment also falls silent.

With MANCHESTER BY THE SEA