Jean-Marie Straub (b. 1933) and Danièle Huillet (1936-2006) were a duo of French filmmakers who made two dozen films between 1963 and 2006. Their films are noted for their rigorous, intellectually stimulating style and radical communist politics. Though both were French, they worked mostly in Germany and Italy. From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979) and Sicilia! (1999) are among their best regarded works.
Deleuze refers to their films frequently in the Cinema seminars, usually referring to them jointly as “the Straubs.”