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Films with: Marker, Chris

Aveu The confession /
The master of the political thriller became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the perhaps even more riveting. Based on a harrowing true story, influential Czechoslovak dignitary who, in the early fifties, was abducted, imprisoned, and interrogated by fellow members of his country's Communist ruling party, their intentions vague, their methods terrifying.
DVD 11113
Batalla de Chile la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people /
La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container. Chile, obstinate memory: "Long banned in Chile after Pinochet's coup, only in 1997 could Guzmán return to show The Battle of Chile there for the first time. [This film] is the ... record of that homecoming," and acts as a conclusion to the documentary. -- From container.
DVD 8262
Chats perchés The case of the grinning cat /
In November 2001, Chris Marker became intrigued by the sudden appearance of grinning yellow cat paintings on Paris buildings and began to document them , as well as other incidents and protests in the city of Paris while he filmed. The creator is evenually revealed to be an art collective known as Mr. Chat.
DVD 4979
Grin without a cat Le fond de l'air est rouge /
Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War."
DVD 7907
Jetée Sans soleil.
La jetée: An unnamed man experiments with time travel, in hopes of finding a solutions to the problems of his post-apocalyptic home era. Narrated almost entirely using black-and-white still photographs. Sans soleil: Actress Alexandra Stewart reads and comments on the letters she receives from (fictional) Sandor Krasna, a world-traveling freelance cameraman. Explores the immense diversity of the human species and its differing societies.
DVD 5143
Joli mai The lovely month of May /
"Filmed just after the March ceasefire between France and Algeria, Le Joli Mai documents Paris during a turning point in French history: the first time since 1939 that France was not involved in any war."--www.icarusfilms.com
DVD 10127
Loin du Vietnam Far from Vietnam /
"Initiated and edited by Chris Marker, Far from Vietnam is an epic 1967 collaboration between cinema greats Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch and Alain Resnais in protest of American military involvement in Vietnam--made, per Marker's narration, 'to affirm, by the exercise of their craft, their solidarity with the Vietnamese people in struggle against aggression.' A truly collaborative effort, the film brings together an array of stylistically disparate contributions, none individually credited, under a unified editorial vision. The elements span documentary footage shot in North and South Vietnam and at anti-war demonstrations in the United States; a fictional vignette and a monologue that dramatize the self-interrogation of European intellectuals; interviews with Fidel Castro and Anne Morrison, widow of Norman Morrison, the Quaker pacifist who burned himself alive on the steps of the White House in 1965; an historical overview of the conflict; reflections from French journalist Michèle Ray; and a range of repurposed media material."--www.icarusfilms.com
DVD 10126
Ran
An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.
DVD 4690
Sixième face du Pentagone L'ambassade.
Sixième face du Pentagone is a documentary covering the October 21, 1967 Vietnam War protest at the Pentagon. L'ambassade is a vignette about political dissidents seeking refuge in a foreign embassy after a coup d'etat.
DVD 7910
Souvenir d'un avenir Remembrance of things to come /
Ostensibly a portrait of photographer Denise Bellon, focusing on the two decades between 1935 and 1955, the film leaps and backtracks from subject to subject, from a family portrait of Bellon and her two daughters, to a wide-ranging history of surrealism, of the city of Paris, of French cinema and the birth of the cinématheque, of Europe, the National Front, the Second World War and Spanish Civil War, and postwar politics and culture.
DVD 7908
Tombeau d'Alexandre The last Bolshevik ; Happiness = Schastʹe.
The last Bolshevik: Examines the life and work of Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin and gives a picture of life in the Soviet Union. Discusses the relation between art and politics in the Soviet Union. Happiness: Banned by Stalin, this satirical comedy used Russian folklore to bring humor to the Revolution. It tells the tale of a hapless mercenary loser, his wife Anna, his well-fed neighbor Foka, and also of a priest, a nun and other old relics.
DVD 7909