Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times, or Perhaps One Day Rome Will Permit Herself to Choose in Her Turn: (Les Yeux ne veulent pas en tout temps se fermer ou Peut-être qu’un jour Rome se permettra de choisir à son tour) (Othon) | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | West Germany, Italy, 1969
Film - Feature | March 19 | 1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
With an introduction from composer and Stanford lecturer Erik Ulman
Adriano Aprà, Anne Brumagne, Olimpia Carlisi, Anthony Pensabene,
Straub-Huillets first film after leaving Germany for Rome announced a new approach to staging classical texts, both for the duo and for cinema. Adapting a seventeenth-century play by Pierre Corneille, itself based on imperial Roman power struggles, Straub and Huillet dutifully place their actors in the appropriate togas and forum setting, but then quickly destroy all tropes of the historical movie.
- Jason Sanders
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission