Dec 15

Sunday, November 11, 1990

@ San Francisco Art Institute

Too Early, Too Late by Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet

In nearly 30 years of working together, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet have produced an uncompromising body of films too often neglected. In Too Early, Too Late (1981, 100 min.), Straub/Huillet use seemingly simple means to create a portrait of revolutionary struggle. Combining spoken historical texts and documentary-like views of Parisian and Egyptian landscapes, Straub/Huillet explore notions of real time, physical space and character to make “a film of endless activity supported by a sustained distance, a complete absence of characters and a continual human presence.” (Jonathan Rosenbaum)