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Chronique d'un été

Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch France, 1961

msmichel's rating of the film Chronicle of a Summer

'11 restoration Extraordinary cinema vertie. Morin and Rouch begin their film asking people in the street 'are you happy?' yet the film touches on so many facets of life that its intent grows exponentially. When the film breaks the final wall and shows the results to the participants it is no longer extraordinary but sublime. Essential cinema.