Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub Film Retrospective  

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Too Early/Too Late

A film in two parts: France and Egypt. In the first part, Danièle Huillet reads from Friedrich Engels’ letter about the poverty of peasants before the French revolution; in the second part Bahgat Elnadi reads from his book on anti-colonialism and class struggle in Egypt. But it is the landscape that is the main protagonist. Huillet: “We were interested in seeing what traces remain today and what was swept away and left no trace.” Straub: “What is recounted: struggles, revolts, defeats, delays and anticipations, statistics; what is represented: history, topography, geography, geology, light, lights, wind and clouds, land (transformed and worked by men), traces – erased or still visible – and sky (lots of sky)”.



Film sessions

09.23 Saturday
  • Skalvija (Vilnius) 14:55 Presentation

09.30 Saturday
  • Skalvija (Vilnius) 13:00 Presentation


Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Screenplay: Friedrich Engels, Mahmoud Hussein, Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Cinematography: Robert Alazraki, Caroline Champetier, William Lubtchansky, Marguerite
Editing: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Sound: Manfred Blank, Louis Hochet
Music: Arnold Schönberg
Producer: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Production: Straub-Huillet
France, Egypt, 1982, 100 min.