Othon17 Jun 2016
The event is over
20h - 22h
While the previous films by the Straubs can be seen as part of the genealogy of the Germany's burgeoning New Cinema, Othon – Eyes Do Not Want To Close At All Times, Or Perhaps One Day Rome Will Choose In Her Turn, adapted from the eponymous play by Corneille, was a revelation when it came out in 1969. At the time, the critic Jean Narboni defended "the radical and risky character" of Othon in Les Cahiers du cinema: "a means of making practically everything put forward today as 'cinema' seem to be ageing and in decline."
The Bridegroom, the Actress and the Pimp (1968, 23’), followed by Othon (1969, 88’), by Straub and Huillet.