The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach Reviews

November 7, 2018
While the film is mostly focused on the music and the settings in which it was originally played, Anna Magdalena's voice guides us, providing the film's peculiar, illusive texture.
October 24, 2018
Straub-Huillet both depict and impose such conditions on their viewers, making for a refreshing break from 2018.
March 2, 2018
The Chronicle Of Anna Magdalena Bach disregards most conventions of costume drama to ask some very human questions about history, what it takes to be an artist, and what movies can tell us about ourselves.
March 2, 2018
Straub and Huillet invite us to ponder, as the music washes over us, what we can know and what we can't - and to wonder at what here is also false.
March 1, 2018
Revival of this radically minimalist 1968 biopic should pique wider interest in the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.
March 23, 2006
I can't think of a musical biopic I liked better.
December 30, 2005
The Straubs' methods ultimately attest to their demand of viewer participation in their search for new forms of expression.