Watch: “En rachâchant” by Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet

EN RACHÂCHANT
A film by Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet
8 minutes
Free

Marguerite Duras’ 1971 story “Ah! Ernesto!” is the basis for Straub-Huillet’s short, which was originally released as a prelude to Eric Rohmer’s Pauline at the BeachEn rachâchant is more directly comic than people might expect of the duo, and as anchored by a thoroughly amusing central figure — a nine-year-old boy determined to quit school because, in his words, “they teach me things I don’t know” — who embodies their decades-long clash with authority and control, this is a charming film from a constantly surprising oeuvre.

Watch now:

—-

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to know about new short films as soon as they’re released. Most shorts stream free the first week before becoming available to rent or purchase.  

The Blu-ray and DVD of the new digital restoration of Moses and Aaron is now available  here.

 

← prev next →

 

Comments

comments