Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub: Directors
Documentary, Portugal- France, 2001, (episode of the series Cinéastes, de notre temps)
Digital Beta (DV)
I think we live in an age of betrayal, that’s all. I’ve survived in a world in which the life of the artiste en plein air was somewhat difficult, es- pecially when you wanted to do what Cocteau described as: “Nour- ish that for which you are criticized, it’s your real self”. We see our- selves as privileged all the same, because in a world in which 90% of the people have a job they’re not interested in, we’ve been able to do a job we’re interested in [...]. We haven’t any retirement insur- ance and all that crap. But we’re still happy and we’re still privileged. So, in an age of betrayal, I don’t see any harm in recalling a little bit of faithfulness.