Chronicle of a Summer [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [French] [1960]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Un Été + 50 (2011), A Seventy-Five-Minute Documentary Featuring Outtakes From The Film, Along With New Interviews With Codirector Edgar Morin And Some Of The Film's Participants
  • Archival Interviews With Codirector Jean Rouch And Marceline Loridan, One Of The Film's Participants
  • New Interview With Anthropology Professor Faye Ginsburg, The Orginizer Of Several Rouch Retrospectives

Synopsis

Chronique d'un été
Originally Chronique d'Un Ete, this black & white, 16-millimeter film is an exercise in cinema verite, conceived by an anthropologist/moviemaker (Jean Rouch) and a sociologist/movie critic (Edgar Morin). The all-amateur cast includes a black university student, a factory worker and a young holocaust survivor. Each is interviewed on a variety of current-events topics, and each is permitted to ramble on until the camera runs out of film. As a coda, the interviewees are seen talking among themselves, asking each other if they had been "acting" while on camera. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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