First screened in May 2020
Director: Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. Cast: Gianni Buscarino, Angela Nugara, Vittorio Vigneri, Carmelo Maddio, Angela Durantini, Simone Nucatola, Ignazio Trombello, Giovanni Interlandi, Giuseppe Bonta, Mario Baschieri. Screenplay: Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet (based on the novel Conversation in Sicily by Elio Vittorini).

Twitter Capsule: It's not just that you can't go home again. Home was always full of grim histories, cross purposes, and unasked questions.

Second Capsule: While I can value these directors' tactics if I push myself, the truth is that it's hard for me to relate to wanting movies to be like this.

VOR:   I have to grant Straub and Huillet that their incredibly austere approach to all facets of cinema are estranging enough to enable new ideas.

Photo © 1999 Straub-Huillet/Pierre Grise
Productions/CNC/Alia Film/Istituto Luce

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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