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Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

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Genres: Drama, Biography
Starring: Gustav Leonhardt, Christiane Lang, Paolo Carlini
Director: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Plot Synopsis:

Using letters Anna Magdalena Bach wrote to her husband, seminal composer Johann Sebastian, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put to screen. CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA BACH's intense emotional pull can be understood by its status as a musical film in the most thorough sense: its performances staged as extended sequences set within the very spaces once occupied by Bach himself, with trained performers both donning and playing items accurate to the period are immense, bringing us closer to the sound than was ever thought possible. Immaculately restored on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, this extraordinary film invites viewers to experience a bygone age.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 19th, 2019
    Movie Release Year: 1968
    Release Country: Germany
    Movie Studio: Grasshopper Film
  • Technical Specs
    Length:94 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Special Features:New digital restorationJean-Marie Straub introduces "Chronicle" at the Swiss Film Archive (2013, 34 minutes)Interview with actress Christiane Lang Drewanz (2012, 30 minutes)The Cinema of Straub & Huillet, an introduction by author Alicia Malone for FilmStruck (5 minutes)"The Bridegroom, The Actress, and The Pimp" (1968, 23 minutes), a short film by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet featuring Rainer Werner Fassbinder"The Mother" (2011, 20 minutes), a short film by Jean-Marie StraubTheatrical Trailer