The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet


This workshop will look in detail at short films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet which use prose (Heinrich Böll, Marguerite Duras, Franz Kafka) and poetry (Stephane Mallarmé) as their source material. Martin Brady, Helen Hughes, Roland-François Lack and Nikolaj Lübecker will introduce and discuss the films to explore why literary texts, in the words of Danièle Huillet, “are still necessary to start the fire.” Erica Carter will chair the discussion amongst the speakers and with the audience.



"The first thing I do is to start copying out." (Jean-Marie Straub)



The event is part of the Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet Retrospective (Enthusiasm) March-May 2019 at the BFI, ICA, Goethe-Institut, Institut Français and across London. For more information, see here.



This workshop is being held in collaboration with the German Screen Studies Network (GSSN).



Tickets cost £5 / £3 (concessions). To book your tickets, please visit the KCL eStore.



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 Instituto 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.