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371 Ratings

Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach

Italy, 1968
Drama, Biography, History


A chronicle of Johann Sebastian Bach’s life, eschewing drama to focus almost entirely on his music. Narrated by his wife Anna in voiceover, it consists largely of static scenes of Bach conducting and/or playing his brilliant compositions.

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Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach Directed by Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


Berlin International Film Festival


São Paulo International Film Festival


BFI London Film Festival

1968 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy

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