Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?
Onde Jaz o Teu Sorriso?/Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?
Documentary, Portugal- France, 2002,35 mm (DV)
With Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
Straub (1933-) keeps coming in and out of the editing room and Huil- let (1936-2006), hiding in the half-light, in front of her Moviola, is editing their film Sicilia! (1999). Straub is talking non-stop and Huillet is working the machine. When Straub talks more than Huillet can bear, Huillet shouts at him “Shut up, Straub!” Then they get back to work. It’s the Straub-head and the Huillet-hands, a duo as comical as Laurel and Hardy, as desperate as Beckett’s heroes; a couple that lived its whole life making films, which for them was their resistance to the age of treason.