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Chronicle of a Summer

Chronique d'un Été

Chronicle of a Summer

cast: Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin, Marceline Marilu

year: 1961

colour: no

certificate: PG

director: Jean Rouch/ Edgar Morin

runtime: 90

Canadian documentory "To achieve the spontaneity they wanted, Rouch and Morin called on the cameraman Michel Brault, who had been experimenting with synchronous sound and light-weight equipment in Canada. The starting point of the film is a series of random interviews conducted on the streets of Paris, when passers-by are confronted with the question 'are you happy?'. The question, asked against the background of a divisive war in Algeria, takes on a growing resonance. (Cine Lumiere)

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