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Le joli mai

Pařížský máj

  • Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
  • France
  • 1963, 145 min
Script: Catherine Varlin, Chris Marker
Photography: Pierre Lhomme
Editing: Eva Zora
Sound: Antoine Bonfanti
Music: Michel Legrand
Color: Black and white
Language: French

The starting point for this famous poetic survey, shot in the cinema-verité style, is a sociological survey among Parisians and Parisian Algerians during the era immediately following the end of the “dirty war” in Algeria, an era that has been called the “first spring of peace”. More than 50 hours of footage resulted in a film whose two chapters (A Prayer for the Eiff el Tower and The Return of Fantomas), according to the director “have no goal other than to provide an honest, though perhaps not faithful, picture of the life of a certain number of Parisians.”

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Festival edition: 2012
Sections: Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
Simultaneous interpreting: cz


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