Date: 27 January 2023 (ended)
Time: 16:00
Category: Film


(Rapporti di classe / Class Relations)
Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet

Repubblica Federale Tedesca – Francia  / Federal Republic of Germany – France
1984, 35mm, b-n / b-w, 126’
v.o. tedesca / German o.v.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet. Tratta da America di / based on Amerika by: Franz Kafka. Fotografia / Photography: William Lubtchansky. Montaggio / Editing: Danièle Huillet. Musica / Music: Johann Sebastian Bach. Suono / Sound: Louis Hochet. Interpreti / Cast: Christian Heinisch, Mario Adorf, Laura Betti, Harun Farocki, Manfred Blank. Produzione / Produced by: Janus/Straub-Huillet. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Belva Film.

“Literature is the business of the people” wrote Franz Kafka. In this cinematic transposition of Franz Kafka’s unfinished novel Amerika (Der Verschollene), we follow the young German immigrant Karl Rossman as he discovers the United States of America.

 Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Jean-Marie Straub (1933-2022) and Danièle Huillet (1936-2006) embarked on creating a body of work that has made an impact all over the world: an aesthetic, political and existential crafting, unreconciled and resistant. They established an uncompromisingly austere style since their first film Not Reconciled, followed by some 30 works, including  The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, Too Early, Too Late, Class Relations, Antigone and Sicilia!.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt, wo Gewalt herrscht (Non riconciliati, o solo violenza aiuta, dove violenza regna / Not Reconciled) 1967 Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (Cronaca di Anna Magdalena Bach / The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach); Premi / Awards: British Film Institute Award – Trofeo Sutherland / Sutherland Trophy 1982 Trop tôt / Trop tard (Troppo presto, troppo tardi / Too Early, Too Late) 1984 Klassenverhältnisse (Rapporti di classe / Class Relations); Premi / Awards: Istanbul IFF – Premio speciale della giuria / Special Jury Prize; Berlinale – Menzione d’onore / Honorable Mention 1992 Antigone 1999 Sicilia!; Premi / Awards: São Paulo IFF – Premio della critica / Critics Award