Chronicle Of A Summer [1961] [Criterion] (DVD)

Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin

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Synopsis

In French with English subtitles.    

 

Few films can claim to be as influential to the course of cinema history as Chronicle of a Summer. The fascinating result of a collaboration between filmmaker-anthropologist Jean Rouch (~Moi, un noir) and sociologist Edgar Morin, this vanguard work of what Morin would term cinéma verité is a brilliantly conceived and realized sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France. By simply interviewing a group of Paris residents in the summer of 1960-beginning with the provocative and eternal question "Are you happy?" and expanding to political issues, including the ongoing Algerian War-Rouch and Morin reveal the hopes and dreams of a wide array of people, from artists to factory workers, from an Italian émigré to an African student. Chronicle of a Summer's penetrative approach gives us a document of a time and place with extraordinary emotional depth.

Product Details

  • Cast: Mary Lou Parolini, Marceline Loridan
  • Format: Black & White, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2233

Special Features

  • Un été + 50 (2011), a seventy-three-minute documentary featuring outtakes and new interviews with codirector Edgar Morin and some of the film’s subjects
  • Archival interviews with codirector Jean Rouch and Marceline Loridan, one of the film’s subjects
  • New interview with anthropology professor Faye Ginsburg, organizer of several Rouch retrospectives
  • Booklet featuring an essay by scholar Sam Di Iorio
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