Documentary about Paris and the attitudes of Parisians at the height of the Algerian crisis. –BFI
“I write to you from a far-off country…”
Information regarding the early life of Chris Marker, photographer, filmmaker, videographer, poet, journalist, multimedia/installation artist, designer, and world traveler, is scarce and conflicting. The year to which his movies, videos, and multimedia projects are dated depends on which source you use, and in which country you live. Personal data is in a state of complete disarray: Derek Malcolm, writing about ¡Cuba Sí! (1961) for The Guardian, reports that Marker was born in Mongolia, of aristocratic descent. Geoff Andrew of Time Out London isn’t sure (Andrew, 146), and most sources, along with the Internet Movie Database, use the location I’ve listed above as his place of birth. Some say his father was an American soldier, others that he (Marker) was a paratrooper in the Second World War. Still others, that he comes to us from an alien planet. Or the future. Throughout his career, he has rarely been interviewed, and even more rarely… read more
“As long as poverty exists, you are not rich. As long as despair exists, you are not happy. As long as prisons exist, you are not free.”
An interesting film, especially to see how were Paris and its surroundings in may 1962. Technically it is pretty good with nice framing and images. One of its flaws might be its length (and yet I've seen a slightly shortened version of 136 minutes) as some interviews can get a bit dull and lengthy.
elegante, poético filme sobre cómo conciben sus vidas individuales algunas personas, unos ajenos del todo a lo social otros dulce o duramente conscientes. bravo maestro marker, por algo es usted tan amado http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYDcpWBTpzo
A report covering Pussy Riot, Imamura, Chris Marker, After Tiller and more from this large documentary festival.
As the NYFF celebrates its 50th year, a look at the posters from the films that made up its first incarnation in 1963.