Drawing on the anthology Dialogue d’ombres by Georges Bernanos, which also contains the texts Madame Dargent and Une nuit, Dialogue d’ombres is a project that dates back to the 1950s and would probably have been the first film by Jean-Marie Straub.
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An unexpected gift of the internet age is that paper, from ultimate support of abstraction (remember Jules et Jim and the gradual emergence of the person from the letter?), has obtained a median status, something between the angelic anonymousness and immateriality (ággelos means messenger & angels, entities subtle in body and slippery in categorization, were represented with generic features to appease iconoclasts)
A "dialogue with a woman departed", that reminds the impressive film by Leo T. Hurwitz. Danièlle Huillet is present as a co-author of the project and in the prologue, taken from a previous film of both, a lyrical preamble of rigor mortis. The dialogue read between the film actors-readers is, in three consecutive plans,
a space structure in trompe l'oeil that works inside the time of the text, the time-text.