Chronicle Of A Summer

1961, Movie, NR, 90 mins

One of the first films to employ cinema verite techniques (on 16mm film stock), CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (from 1961), stands the test of time as a bold, moving, and thought-provoking experiment.

In Paris, 1960, directors Jean Rouch, an anthropologist, and Edgar Morin, a sociologist, begin CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER discussing the concept of their experiment with one of their participants, a woman named Marceline. In order to capture Parisians in a truthful, natural way, they ask her to perform candid interviews on the street, asking passersby about whether or not they are happy. Later, the directors follow Angelo, a Renault car factory worker, throughout his day; they r...

Released: 1961 Rated: NR Length: 90 mins

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