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302 Vurderinger


Frankrike, Sveits, 1999


After fifteen years in the north of Italy, a Sicilian returns to his homeland. He goes back to where his mother still lives.

Sicilia! Regissert av Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub

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The local intonations and dialect produce an uncanny musicality, against Straub’s spare, distancing style, à la Bertolt Brecht. The poor of Sicilia, playing alongside professional actors, are as epic and stylized in their recitations as a Greek drama, and yet piercingly real.
August 16, 2017
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The film dips between the ethnographic and the personal, within the framework of a man returning home to Sicily after a lifetime in America, and the Straubs’ convictions about pictorial austerity often liberate more than they constrict, allowing for a deceptively simple relationship between dialogue and image that brings out the interpersonal nature of the text they depict.
May 25, 2016
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The visually simultaneous events, contrary in their implied duration, confound our sense of temporality and, perhaps inadvertently, deny the “absolute continuity” that Straub deplored as a falsity of bourgeois cinema. Straub-Huillet’s aesthetic abounds in such anomalies. One finds comfort, albeit austere, in encountering patented elements of the filmmakers’ approach in Sicilia!
May 16, 2016
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