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Film info: O somma luce

Film Information

Original Title O somma luce
English Title
Director Jean Marie Straub
Year 2009
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 17 min
  • Giorgio Passerone
  • Guión: Jean-Marie Straub
  • Fotografía: Renato Berta
  • Montaje: Jean-Marie Straub
  • Producción: Martine Marignac


Taking the last verses of Paradise in Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, Straub extends the same didactic/exploratory tendencies he already was trying with texts by Cesare Pavese in Dalla nube alla resistenza (1979) and its sequel, Quei loro incontri (2006). Now, the meditation deals with repetition, light, and absence, using Edgar Varèse’s genius in an introduction that sets a somber tone so what comes next would be pure light and sublimation.

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