Radical French film-maker Jean-Marie Straub dies at 89

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Jean-Marie Straub, who formed a film-making tandem with his wife Danièle Huillet, challenging traditional narrative and aesthetic patterns in their work which included The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968), From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979) and Sicilia! (1999), has died at his home in Switzerland at the age of 89.

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Anti-conformist French film-maker Jean-Marie Straub died peacefully at his home in Switzerland on Sunday at the age of 89, reports The Guardian.