Chronicle of a Summer

Director: Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin
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Item:  CRRN 2233D

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1961
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Un Été + 50 (2011), A Seventy-Five-Minute Documentary Featuring Outtakes From the Film, Along With New Interviews With Codirector Egdar Morin And Some Of The Film's Participants
    • Archival Interviews with Codirector Jean Rouch And Marceline Loridan, One Of The Film's Participants
    • New Interview With Anthropology Professor Faye Ginsburg, The Orginizer Of Several Rouch Retrospectives
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 02/22/2013
"[A] pioneering work of the documentary movement that came to be known as cinéma vérité..."
A.V. Club - 03/13/2013
"[A] disarming portrait of Paris at a particular moment in time, but also a self-interrogating exploration of the documentary form itself..." -- Grade: B+

Product Description:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Interviews | Social Issues

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