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Chronicles of a Summer (Chronique d'un ete)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Documentary
Release Date:January 1, 1965
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:Marceline Loridan Ivens, Marilù Parolini, Jean Rouch, Sophie
Director:Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch
Producer:Anatole Dauman
Distributor:Pathé Contemporary Films

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.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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