Chronicle of a Summer 1961 CC

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A documentary about Parisians in the summer of 1960. Rather than adopting a 'fly on the wall' approach, director Jean Rouch uses the camera aggressively, often provoking his subjects to anger. As an epilogue, he invites all the participants in the film to a special screening, filming their reactions as they watch the often unflattering portraits of themselves.

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 30 minutes
Director Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin
Genres Documentary
Studio Lace DVD
Rental release 27 May 2013
Main languages English
Subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 30 minutes
Director Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin
Genres Documentary
Studio Lace DVD
Rental release 27 May 2013
Main languages English

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By technoguy VINE VOICE on 8 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Chronicle of a Summer is a testimony to the effect of new technology in filming on the recording of psychological, political and sociological life in 1960 in Paris by 2 men, ethnographer/filmmaker Jean Rouch and sociologist,cinephile and left wing activist Edgar Morin.France is undergoing immense changes from post war promise to post colonial reality.Documentary films had great import then,especially cinema-verite,which attempted to implicate the filmmakers in their film as participants using film to provoke "film-truth",or to tack as close to reality,the rhythms of modernity, using hand-held cameras and synchronous sound recording,as they could.

The film coalesces around a group of young people known to both directors,students,Renault car workers,African students,white collar workers,artists.Some are members of a group called Radical Socialism,of which Morin is a member.2 others part of the Jean network for the independence of Algeria.There is a radical left wing brilliant student,Regis Debray,who is central to a lot of the debates. What links New Wave filmmaking and cinema verite is the erosion of the distinction between documentary and fiction. 'Chronicle' foregrounds the constructed nature of documentary `reality'. There is no objectivity,no script,but filmmakers provoking situations with groups
of people or individuals,all non-actors,through round table discussions or interviews.

There is a real emotional core in 2 females,Mary Lou,the Italian secretary at Cahier du Cinema,and Marceline,the French Jew who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau.There are ties between anticolonial sentiment and the Holocaust narrative.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Theo Andrews on 10 Aug 2013
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A LOST WORLD

Wonderful documentary highlighting a generation and world largely lost to us. Heartwarming, nostalgic and life affirming. Try it.
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