Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Visual artist Chris Marker puts together the essay film Le Souvenir d'un Avenir (Remembrance of Things to Come). Through montage and narration, the film is a lesson in art history particularly focusing on the life and work of photographer Denise Bellon from 1935 to 1955 (co-director Yannick Bellon is her daughter). The film covers a wide range of personal and political topics approached in the director's trademark style, mostly concerning surrealist art and cinema in Paris and Europe, in general, before, during, and after WWII.
photography, gypsy, montage, surrealism