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Danièle Huillet

Danièle Huillet is a French filmmaker born in Paris in 1936 and died in 2006. With her husband, Jean-Marie Straub, she directed her first short film Machorka-Muff in 1963. Thereafter, they directed all their films together until Huillet’s death. Rare in the film industry, these two who define themselves as “artisans of cinema” hold their films from beginning to end, from writing to editing. In 2006, they received a special Lion at the Venice Film Festival, for the innovative aspect of their cinematographic language. The Straub-Huillet films, dense and often slow, deal with philosophy, art and politics.