Far from Vietnam

Loin du Vietnam

Daleko od Vietnamu

  • Chris Marker, Joris Ivens, Claude Lelouch, William Klein, Agnes Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais
  • France
  • 1967, 115 min
Script: Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Jacques Sternberg
Photography: Jean Boffety, Denys Clerval, Ghislain Cloquet, Willy Kurant, Alain Levent, Kieu
Editing: Jacques Meppiel
Sound: Antoine Bonfanti
Color: Colour
Language: English, French

The collective film "Loin du Vietnam" (Far from Vietnam) is a catalogue of the mechanisms of documentary manipulation, which contains techniques of how to process film material, television reportage, and even cinéma verité so that they serve the ends of an undefined goal. The film shows how to transform meanings through a montage of unrelated images, how to use commentary that will always explain an image. It is a film by directors who placed themselves clearly on the side of the communist Viet Cong and triumph in their hate of America. The only one who tried to set out in his own direction was Godard.

Photo Gallery

Festival edition: 2007
Sections: Chris Marker
Exhibition format: 16 mm


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard