Chronique d'un été [videorecording] : (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a summer / Anatole Dauman présente ; un film de Jean Rouch et Edgar Morin ; réalisé avec le Comité du film ethnographique, Musée de l'Homme, Paris ; production, Argos Films ; Anatole Dauman et Philippe Lifchitz, [producteurs].

Other Title:
Chronicle of a summer
Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, [2002?].
1 videocassette (85 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Happiness -- France -- Paris.
France -- Social conditions -- 1945-1995.
Documentary films.
Ethnographic films.
Cinéma vérité.
Motion pictures, French.
Documentary films.
In French with English subtitles.
System Details:
In the summer of 1960, ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin sent two women out into the streets of Paris to ask passersby, "Are you happy?" Out of this simple question, the inner lives of the characters are revealed in this provocative documentary. They include Marceline, a Holocaust survivor; Angelo, who works grueling shifts in a Renault factory; Landry, a student from the Ivory Coast; and Marilou, a young, beautiful, and deeply depressed Italian immigrant. A landmark in film history, Rouch and Morin were among the first filmmakers to use hand held sync sound 16mm equipment. The also coined the term cinéma vérité to describe their approach, although their practice, placing people in situations and provoking responses, differs from what later came to be called vérité. The film's self-reflexive structure, where the film is screened for the participants for their critique, is still amazingly contemporary.
Marceline Loridan, Mary-Lou Parolini.
Photography, Roger Morillère, Raoul Coutard, and others ; editors, Jean Ravel, Néna Baratier, Françoise Colin.
Videocassette release of a 1961 motion picture.
Winner, Fipresci Award, 1961 Cannes Film Festival.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Rouch, Jean. , Director
Morin, Edgar. , Director
Dauman, Anatole, 1925-1998. , Producer
Lifchitz, Philippe. , Producer
Loridan, Marceline. , Actor
Parolini, Marilù. , Actor
Musée de l'homme (Muséum national d'histoire naturelle). Comité du film ethnographique. , Producer
Argos Films. , Producer
First Run/Icarus Films. , Distributor
Rosengarten Family Fund.
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