The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. She searches the internet for information on the battle, and ... See full summary »
1967, one year before may '68. The strike at the Rhodiaceta textile plant in Besançon sounds like the rehearsal of the rising to come. Indeed for the first time ever, the workers' claims ... See full summary »
Paris 2002. Yellow cats appears on the walls. Chris Marker is looking for these mysterious cats and captures with his camera the political and international events of these last two years (war in Iraq...).
This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »
Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962;the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria ... See full summary »
"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, ... See full summary »
Although the shadow of the World Wars may be overstressed in the film, Marker can sometimes suddenly bring some unexpected lightness to the film bringing her children photo.
It's interesting how a movie made only by stills and voice over (and little music) can be that incisive. Marker is a master at that.
The duration (about 40') is very precise. Before it starts to bore us it ends.
The text is so strong that sometimes you kinda forget that these are not MArker's images. When he talks about the photographer Denise Bellon (all the images of the film are hers) you realize that you were kind of far away in the trip throughout the 20th century that the movie makes us get into, and you look at these images with some distance again.
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