Dalla nube alla resistenza
Straub-Huillet’s From the Cloud… bridges history and myth, and modernity and antiquity. Based on six mythological encounters in Cesar Pavese’s Dialogues with Leucò, and on Pavese’s last novel, The Moon and the Bonfires, about the savage murders of Italian anti-Fascist resistance fighters during World War II, the film has affinities with History Lessons, Too Early/Too Late, and a series of films of the 2000s in which they returned to Pavese’s Dialogues.
DCP, color, in Italian with English subtitles, 105 min. DIR/SCR: Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet. Based on Dialogues with Leucò and The Moon and the Bonfires, by Cesare Pavese. CAST: Olimpia Carlisi, Mauro Monni, Carmelo Lacorte, Mario di Mattia.