Chronique d'un été (1960)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Anthropology, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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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.

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Keywords

current-events, human-nature, interview, observations

Attributes

High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance