The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet


The work of Bertolt Brecht has played a key role in the development of radical cinema, including the oeuvre of Straub and Huillet. The BFI Southbank welcomes academics Martin Brady, Ian Christie, Nicolas Helm-Grovas and Laura Mulvey for a roundtable discussion hosted by Erica Carter. “History Lessons” explores how Brecht's texts and concepts influenced both Straub & Huillet’s films and British cinema as well as the impact of Straub and Huillet‘s work on the British film culture in the 1970s up until today.



Joint ticket offer available with the History Lessons: Brecht, Straub-Huillet and the British context talk on Sat 16 Mar at 15:50: £18, concs £15 (Members pay £2 less). Must be booked by calling the BFI box office on 020 7928 3232 or in person.


These screenings are part of a major three-month London celebration of the work of Straub and Huillet organised by the Goethe-Institut London in collaboration with BELVA Film and in cultural partnership with the BFI Southbank, the Institut Français, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Londra, King’s College London, German Screen Studies Network, ICA, the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI), Close-Up, and the Whitechapel Art Gallery. With the kind support from the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK.


Download a copy of the retrospective brochure, The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, here.