Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

TV Series  -  Documentary
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 53 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– ) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cinéma, de notre temps.

Season:

unknown

Year:

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2003 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | See more »
4 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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...).

Director: Chris Marker
Stars: Bertrand Cantat, Dieudonné, Léon Schwartzenberg
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Chris Marker
Stars: Laurence Guvillier, Davos Hanich, François Maspero
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Through photos made by the French photographer Denise Bellon, a personnal history of France.

Directors: Yannick Bellon, Chris Marker
Stars: Pierre Arditi
Le joli mai (1963)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
Stars: Chris Marker, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret
A.K. (1985)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Chris Marker
Stars: Shigehiko Hasumi, Chris Marker, Akira Kurosawa
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Michel Simon, Jean Renoir, Jacques Rivette
Happiness (1935)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse, and a walking granary (among other things) on his road to collectivized happiness.

Director: Aleksandr Medvedkin
Stars: Pyotr Zinovyev, Yelena Yegorova, Nikolai Cherkasov
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Directors: Pedro Costa, Thierry Lounas
Stars: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
L'héritage de la chouette (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: André Dussollier, Daniel Andler, Theodoros Angelopoulos
Casque bleu (1995)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Chris Marker
Tokyo Days (1988)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Chris Marker
Stars: Arielle Dombasle, Chris Marker
Level Five (1997)
Documentary | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa in Japan during World War 2. She searches the Internet for information on the ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker
Stars: Catherine Belkhodja, Kenji Tokitsu, Nagisa Ôshima
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jean-Claude Dauphin ...
 Narrator / ... (3 episodes, 1990-2014)
Jean Douchet ...
 Interviewer (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1988 (France)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The real King of New York
11 November 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

You've got to love the French, a people so in thrall to their beloved auteurs that they'll happily commission a documentary which almost exclusively consists of trailing leftfield director Abel Ferrara around the Manhattan streets at night and filming the mayhem. Fortunately, it's worth the ride.

Originally made for the French TV series 'Cinéma De Notre Temps' by a fellow outsider, the Iranian filmmaker Rafi Pitts, this isn't any kind of proper biog of the man and his controversial canon. Rather it is a grimy depiction of a larger-than-life talent going about his business - and everybody else's - bewildering strangers with an ingratiating charm.

It's a perfect approach for the subject matter. As Pitts later explained, "I knew that an interview situation wasn't going to give us any new information about Abel. The best way to portray him was to show him how he is." How much of this persona is a put-on, or whether he's genuinely unhinged, is unclear. But he's quite a vision - a hunched, cackling scarecrow in a pink NY Yankees baseball cap "for the gay ball players".

Elsewhere we find him shooting a music video, banging a piano, and rehearsing with actors - during which he appears at his most lucid, even tender. More delicious is the fact that, given his determined isolationism, the majority of people don't actually know who he is. At one point he'll tell a group of bemused bystanders (presumably wondering why a film crew is hanging on a madman's every delirious whim) that he's the subject of a series called 'Last Day On Earth' - "they film dying people".

Woe betide those who attract his ire. He berates a fellow driver at the traffic lights from his cab window, "It's my world - and you ain't part of it!" The connection between the man and his characters - wild, sad, or utterly alone - is made explicit; Ferrara, a Bronx native, is keeping it real. On nights like these - at least in his head - he really is the King of New York.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone know where I can find the Abel Ferrara episode? TheUncannyHavok
Discuss Cinéma, de notre temps (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?