Lovely Month of May

Joli Mai

Pařížský máj

  • Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
  • France
  • 1963, 165 min
Script: Catherine Varlin, Chris Marker
Photography: Pierre Lhomme
Editing: Eva Zora
Music: Michel Legrand
Color: Black and white
Language: French

A major work of the world documentary showing the May in Paris in 1962. Extraordinary from the visual point of view, it is a sociological study registering the pulse of everyday life, and the mood and nature of time, using symbolical crossovers. Paris shown in all shades of grey: the Algerian war of independence has just ended, but there are still demonstrations at victims' funerals. The documentary filmmaker, as a poet, is strolling about the streets, talking to people in the shops and on riverbanks, reflecting both the formalities of politicians and the life in night dance halls. A walk of a cameraman transformed in a vast social panorama.

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Festival edition: 2007
Sections: Chris Marker
Exhibition format: 35 mm
Subtitle languages: Czech


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