Untitled [Oberhausen 1965] (West Germany, 1965)
Abstract

This second, untitled, Oberhausen manifesto, which is previously untranslated, demonstrates that the three years following the first Oberhausen manifesto still left a great deal of filmmakers out of circulation. Peter Nestler, for instance, who made some brilliant documentaries in the early 1960s, was left out of the festival because his work was documentary and engaged with social realities. This manifesto, propelled by Jean-Marie Straub and released the same year as his groundbreaking film Nicht versöhnt (Not Reconciled, codirected with Danièle Huillet [West Germany, 1965]), attacks the rise of fictional art cinema that evades and elides reality.


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