GERMANY/FRANCE, 35MM, 1.37:1, COLOR, 21′
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– Film by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub
– Adapted from the novel Colette Baudoche by Maurice Barrès
– Music by Franz Joseph Haydn [performed by the] Amadeus Quartet
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– Emmanuelle Straub [Colette]
– Narration spoken in French by André Warynski and Dominique Dosdat, in German by J-M.S.
– Sound: Louis Hochet, Georges Vaglio, Mix: Euro Studios
– Image: Christophe Pollock, Emmanuelle Collinot
– Camera: Golden Panaﬂex G II, Lenses: Primo, Negative: Eastman 5248, Laboratory: LTC
– Production: Saarländischer Rundfunk (Peter Brugger), Straub-Huillet, Pierre Grise (Martine Marignac)
TEXT: Maurice Barrès, Colette Baudoche. Histoires d’une jeune ﬁlle de Metz (Colette Baudoche: Story of a Young Girl from Metz, Paris: F. Juven, 1909). In the German version, Straub speaks the parts of the narration recited in French by A. Warynski; Emmanuelle Straub’s lines and the grandmother’s story spoken by D. Dosdat are subtitled. The French Version is subtitled in English.
PRODUCTION DATES AND LOCATIONS: June 1994, Metz and surrounding areas, Koblenz.
FIRST SCREENING: 1994 Locarno Film Festival (August); Cinémathèque française, December 1994; 2011 New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde (October 8, French version).
TV PREMIERE: Arte, January 12, 1995.