Proposta in quatro parti

← Part of the Collection: Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub
Proposta in quatro parti
A Proposition in Four Parts


Griffith has always been an invisible presence in the films of Huillet and Straub. In 1985, the ghost finally materialised. In a montage of tight causality, Griffith's 1909 film A Corner in Wheat, which MoMA once described as “a Biblical tale of avarice, divine retribution, and the prolonged suffering of the masses”, is put in sequence with excerpts from Moses und Aron, Fortini / Cani, and Dalla nube alla resistenza.

This article was originally published in Balthazar, 2023.

UPDATED ON 10.01.2024
IMDB: tt1245669