OÙ GÎT VOTRE SOURIRE ENFOUI?

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OÙ GÎT VOTRE SOURIRE ENFOUI?

WHERE HAS YOUR HIDDEN SMILE GONE? / WO LIEGT EUER LÄCHELN BEGRABEN?

Pedro Costa
P/F, 2001
104min, OmeU

OÙ GÎT VOTRE SOURIRE ENFOUI?

Pedro Costa
P/F, 2001
, 104min, OmeU

Cast: 
Danièle Huillet
Jean-Marie Straub
Screenplay: 
Pedro Costa
Thierry Lounas
Sound: 
Matthieu Imbert
Camera: 
Pedro Costa
Jeanne Lapoirie
Editor: 
Dominique Auvray
Patrícia Saramago

Production: 
Contracosta Produções, Lda.
World Sales: 
Contracosta Produções, Lda. Travessa da Pereira Nº16 A, Porta B 1170-313 Lissabon, Portugal T 21 886 03 93, contracosta@contracosta.pt
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

Commissioned by «Cahiers du cinéma» film critic Thierry Lounas, this film was made as part of the television documentary series «Cahier du cinéma». A 72-minute version was aired on television, and later re-edited as a 104-minute film for theatrical release. In 1999, Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub finished their film Sicilia!, based on a novel by Italian writer Elio Vittorini, a film which is relatively accessible compared to other works by the couple. They are talking about their new project with a group of students and the discussion immediately turns into a lesson about cinema. Pedro Costa decided to portray the two filmmakers during their workshop at the Studio National des Arts Contemporains. Danièle Huillet is in charge, Jean-Marie Straub measures the editing room with giant steps. Their dissertations are continually interwoven with theory and practice. They dicuss the meticulous work put into some sequences of their film. However, filming their work isnt enough; its also necessary to consider their thoughts, and the hesitations which interrupt the rhythm. When talking to the students, these are the elements which are the first to arise.