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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Mtume Gant's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    It feels more relevant now than ever. So much here...exhaustive...essential.

  2. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    Chris Marker doesn't so much as look back in shame on what happened in the 60s, so much as he does introspective musing, leading to a really fascinating essay!

  3. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

  4. Seesaw's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    For younger generations who only learned these iconic movements by words must study with these crafted images for deeper understanding. However, having not experienced the revolution, its not easy to follow by heart. The images of crowd, iconic faces, pain, eagerness, emotions are projected through the eye of delicate artist, Chris Marker

  5. Ben Nash's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    A mesmerising portrayal of political upheaval and shifting social dynamics.

  6. Wee Hunk's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    Not for the kiddies. Listen to fighter pilots wax poetic on napalm, and American Nazis explain how to be a patriot. See various forms of torture, including water-boarding. 3 hours is appropriate to see the sweep of history. "Grin without a Cat" may be the ultimate metaphor for this time period. So much misguided behaviour!

  7. Royce Jr.'s rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    Although it's confusing watching the film without being equipped with the left political apparatus, this is below Marker level

  8. FISCHER's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    Une oeuvre colossale, incontournable, d'une joyeuse partialité et d'un intérêt historique et politique évidents qu'il est urgent de revoir par les temps qui courent... www.cinefiches.com

  9. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

  10. cinegeek.de's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    Our Daily Free Stream (...) Sein Werk steckt voller Anspielungen, ist ungeheuer eindringend und sehr bewegend (was ich gar nicht erwartet hätte!). Nicht zuletzt ist A Grin Without A Cat filmisch ungeheuer reich! Das Leben, wie der Verstand es wahrnimmt, klingt hier nach als Echo auf das Leben ausserhalb. (Dazu gibts unsere Film List Nouvelle Vague Rive Gauche auf cinegeek.de

  11. mlstrx's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    huh... bit of a slog at times, had to force myself to stay interested... doesn't have much of the visual creativity of other marker films... disappointing

  12. Andrew Miller's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    Marker watches power at work, and asks us to look into their eyes.

  13. Endre's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    Many filmmakers talk about solidarity, Marker embodies it.

  14. Amin Lumière's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    جوهره هوا قرمز است

  15. Greg's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    Documentary footage combines shocking acts of violence and political theater in Marker's attempt to make sense of the turmoil in the 1960's. As passionate as the players were and as high as the stakes seemed, it all seems very naive. It was interesting but difficult to relate to.

  16. josé neves's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

  17. sónia fialho's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    Pena o mubi já não ter a lista dos filmes preferidos

  18. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    A truly riveting historical cinematic document(ary) that demands to be watched.

  19. Ale/M's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    I still have reservations about this film. It's not the rhetoric what I expect from a filmmaker of genius like Chris Marker. Although it is a revolutionary rhetoric. I think there is too much rhetoric (socialist? communist? castrist?), in a form of nostalgia, at times, in these three hours - full of exciting moments, however - to make it a truly remarkable documentary.

  20. PolarisDiB's rating of the film A Grin Without a Cat

    A transition from being smart to wise as he observes the internal contradictions of the international leftist movements of the 60s and 70s and gives those contradictions a humanist meaning in the 1993 cut. What remains of the '77 cut is an ethnography depressed to talking heads documentary containing and keeping alive the figures and events of an ignored and disappearing history. --PolarisDiB