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Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
"Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960)" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary  |  20 October 1961 (France)
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Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with those testimonies the filmmakers create fictional moments based on their interviews. Later on, the individuals discuss the images created with their own words and see if the movie obtained their level of reality. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Great Film-making
14 April 2006 | by (The Other Side Of The Hood) – See all my reviews

Film that explores ideas and demands thought and intelligent dialogue. Well ahead of its time, one of the smartest films ever constructed and a perfect example that movies aren't strictly to entertain. The movie starts with the simple question.

Are you happy sir?

A question that doesn't seem to hold much meaning but evolves into a filmmaker questioning whether authenticity can be captured on film. The film ends brilliantly with the subjects of the film witnessing their on screen portrayals in the screening room and the director Rouch entertaining the success of his documentary. A modern masterpiece.

(P.S. English guy bashing french art = wows me trouser's )


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