• Nov 07, 1979
  • 104 min
  • Full-HD

From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)

'Dalla nube alla resistenza (From the Cloud to the Resistance ) (1978), based on two works by Cesare Pavese, falls into the category of History Lessons and Too Early, Too Late as well. It, too, has two parts—a twentieth-century text and a text regarding the myths of antiquity, each set in the appropriate landscape. Pavese's The Moon and the Bonfires looks back on the violent deaths of Italian anti-Fascist resistance fighters; Dialogues with Leucò is a series of dialogues between heroes and gods, connecting myth and history and returning to an ambiguous stage in the creation of distinctions, such as that between animal and human, which are fundamental to grammar and language itself. Such a juxtaposition of political engagement with profoundly contemplative issues such as myth, nature, and meaning points to the characters of Empedocles and Antigone in the Hölderlin films.' (From "Landscapes of resistance. The German Films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub" by Barton Byg)

France Germany Italy
Janus Film und Fernsehen Artificial Eye Straub-Huillet RAI INA

Olimpia Carlisi


Guido Lombardi


Gino Felici


Lori Pelosini


Walter Pardini


Ennio Lauricella


Andrea Bacci

1st Hunter

Loris Cavallini

2nd Hunter

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