Original Title: Le Joli Mai
France / 1963 / 165 min.

Director: Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
Producer: André Heinrich
Production Company: Sofracima
Cinematography: Pierre Lhomme
Scriptwriter: Chris Marker, Catherine Varlin
Editor: Eva Zora, Madeleine Lecompere, Anne Meunier
Music Composer: Michel Legrand
Language: French
Main Cast:

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Synopsis


Spring of 1962, just after the close of the Algerian War and the Évian Accords, Marker and his camera operator Pierre Lhomme shot 55 hours of footage interviewing people on the streets of Paris. The questions, asked by the unseen Marker, range from their personal lives, as well as social and political issues of relevance at that time. As he had done with montage of landscapes and indigenous art, Marker created a film essay that contrasts and juxtaposes a variety of lives, accompanied by his signature commentary.

Li Bihara 1962ê, hema piştî dawiya şerê Cezaîrê û Peymana Êvyanê, Markirî û wînegirê xwe Piyêrê Lomê 55 çaxik anko seet ji dîdarên bi xelkê peya ra li ser cadeyên Parîsê tomar kirin. Markirî li pişt kamêreyê pirsyar dikirin, pirsyarên wî li ser jiyana wan a kesanî û her wisa peywendiyên civakî û siyasî yên wê demê bûn. Dema Markir ji montackirina dîmenan û hunerê xwemalî xilas bûyî, wî filmegotarek çê kir ko jiyana çendîn kesan vedigêrrit û li ber hev dadinit, û bi îmzaya wî bi dawî diêt.

 

Director’s Biography


Chris Marker was a writer, photographer, multimedia artist and one of the most innovative documentary film directors in the history of French cinema.
Pierre Lhomme was born 1930, in France. Lhomme is a French Director of Photography, and a filmmaker.

Kirîsê Markir nivîser, wînegir, hunermendê pirnavgînan û di dîroka sînemaya Firansayî da yek ji nûjentirîn derînerên belgefilman bû.

Piyêrê Lomê li sala 1930ê, li Firensayê, hatiye ser dinyayê. Piyêr derîner û filimsazekê wînegirtinê yê Firensayî ye.

 

Filmography

The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004)
Level Five (1997)
Casque bleu (1995)
Le tombeau d’Alexandre (1993)