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From the Clouds to the Resistance (Italian: Dalla nube alla resistenza, literally From the Cloud to the Resistance) is a 1979 Italian drama film directed by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub.[1] It competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

From the Clouds to the Resistance
Directed by
Produced byDanièle Huillet
Jean-Marie Straub
Written byCesare Pavese
Danièle Huillet
Jean-Marie Straub
StarringOlimpia Carlisi
CinematographyGiovanni Canfarelli Modica
Saverio Diamante
Release date
  • 7 November 1979 (1979-11-07)
Running time
104 minutes



Philosophical conversations between mythological characters including Nephele/The Cloud (Olimpia Carlisi) and Issione/Ixion (Guido Lombardi), Ippòloco/Hippolochus (Gino Felici) and Sarpedonte/Sarpedon (Lori Pelosini), Edipo/Oedipus (Walter Pardini) and Tiresias (Ennio Lauricella), two hunters (Andrea Bacci and Lori Cavallini) discussing reincarnation of humans punished by the gods, Litierse/Lityerses and Eracle/Heracles (Francesco Ragusa and Fiorangelo Pucci), and a father and son (Dolando Bernardini and Andrea Filippi) who are burning a fire as an annual sacrifice to the land.

  • Part Two:

Taken from Cesare Pavese's novel, La Luna e i Falò

After WWII, the emigrant 'The Bastard' (Mauro Monni) comes back to his village in the Langhe (northern Italy) to find that everyone he knew has died and the war has deeply changed relationships between people.


  1. ^ "New York Times: From the Clouds to the Resistance". NY Times. Retrieved 23 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: From the Clouds to the Resistance". Retrieved 25 May 2009.

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