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Film Programs
A Pictorial Dream — Directed by Straub and Huillet
These Encounters of Theirs followed by Le Genou d’Artémide and The Inconsolable One

June 18 at 4:30
East Building Auditorium

“In the last feature-length collaboration between Straub and Huillet before Huillet’s death in 2006, villagers from across the length of Italy — a peasant, a postmaster, a theater director, a mayor, a rope maker — gather in the Tuscan countryside to recite the final scenes of Cesare Pavese’s Dialogues with Leucò, a series of meditations on human destiny, both comic and tragic, between ancient Greek mythological figures. Desperate in their hunger for immortality, mortals are blind to the gift of being human” — Harvard Film Archive. (2005, 35mm, subtitles, 68 minutes)

Following the feature is Le Genou d’Artémide — a poem for Huillet expressed in music (Gustav Mahler and Heinrich Schütz) and in landscape (2007, 35mm, 26 minutes) — and L’Inconsolable, a reflection on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice based on a text by Cesare Pavese, performed at the Teatro Comunale di Buti in September 2010. (2010, 35mm, 15 minutes)

still from Le Genou d’Artémide (2010)
courtesy Belva Film

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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