Danièle Huillet

Active - 1963 - 2010  |   Born - May 1, 1936   |   Died - Oct 9, 2006   |   Genres - Drama

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Daniele Huillet was a German filmmaker best known for her close collaboration -- so close that it is often uncredited -- with Modernist director Jean-Marie Straub. According to Huillet, she is mainly in charge of sound and editing while her partner deals with camera work, but she also assists with script-writing and directing. The films of Huillet and Straub are usually based on and offer historical insight into high German literature or music. Films such as Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) tend to be so intellectually demanding that they are rarely seen commercially, and are primarily to be found on the international festival circuits. Many of their works also tend to make strong political statements such as their examination of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Fortini (1976).

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