Jean-Marie Straub et Danièle Huillet

ITALY, 16MM, 1.33:1, COLOR, 83’

[Pre-credits, shot of the book cover]
– Dissensi 5, Franco Fortini, I cani del Sinai, De Donato Editore [1967]
[Opening credits, white text on black]
– Film by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet
– Franco Lattes [= Franco Fortini], Luciana Nissim, Adriano Aprà
[End credits, white text on black]
– Éclair-Coutant: Renato Berta, Emilio Bestetti
– Nagra: Jeti Grigioni
– Assistants: Leo Mingrone, Gabriele Soncini, Gregory Woods, Bernard Mangiante
– Processing/Prints: LV Luciano Vittori
– Production: Straub-Huillet
– Financing: André Engel, Artificial Eye, Daniel Talbot, New Yorker Films, Stéphane Tchalgadjieff, Sunchild, Polytel International, Radiotelevisione Italiana, seconda rete

The film is known as Fortini/Cani, but the title does not appear in the film.

PRODUCTION DATES AND LOCATIONS: 3 weeks (June 1976) in Cotoncello (Elba), Marzabotto, Sant’Anna di Stazzema, San Terenzo, Vinca, San Leonardo/Frigido, Bergiola (Apuan Alps), Florence, Milan, Rome.
FILM STOCK: Eastman 7247.

BUDGET: 22,000,000 lira.

SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH by Huillet and Misha Donat, IN FRENCH by Huillet, IN GERMAN by Huillet, Manfred Blank, and Andrea Spingler.
FIRST SCREENING: 1976 Pesaro Film Festival (September 19); Second Salon du Cinéma, Paris (November 1976); Bleeker Street Cinema, New York (October 1977).