Thu 9 May

History Lessons Shorts

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

21, 21, 22 & 22 mins

in French with EN subs

GER/FRA/CHE | 1994/2011/2013 | | dir.s Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub

Lothringen! © Belva Film GmbH

A programme of short films based on writings by Maurice Barrès reflecting on the history of Europe. Lothringen! is a rich and condensed historical chronicle about the region of Alsace-Lorraine in Northeast France, many times invaded or annexed by the Germans. After sixteen years Straub returns to complete the second film of the Barrès series, Un héritier. Short films La Mort de Venise and À Propos de Venise (Geschichtsunterricht) about the collapse of the Republic of Venice conclude the screenings.

Introduced by Michael Witt, Professor of Cinema at Roehampton University

Lothringen! is presented on a new 35mm print.

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Thu 09 May