Arte Now Offering ‘Planète Chris Marker’ DVD Collection


Arte’s new DVD collection of Chris Marker films includes the following titles:

  • La Jetée – restored version
  • Sans Soleil – restored version
  • Le Joli mai – restored version
  • Loin du Vietnam – restored version
  • Le fond de l’air est rouge – restored version
  • Sixties
  • A.K.
  • Mémoires pour Simone – restored version
  • La solitude du chanteur de fond
  • Le tombeau d’Alexandre
  • Chats perchés

Technical information from Arte’s web page for the collection states: PAL – Zone 2; Dolby Digital 2.0; Audio languages: English, audiovision, French; Total duration of DVD: 1200 minutes.

They list as supplements to the collection a 120 page booklet, 3 post cards and 4 shorts: (1) La Jetée supplement – 30 minutes; (2) ‘Autour du Joli Mai‘ – 62 minutes; (3) Loin de Vietnam supplement – 30 minutes; (4) Chats perchés supplement – 20 minutes. All these are new—or at least new to us—and definitely peak our curiosity.

The word they use ‘compléments’ (a guess, as the browser is rendering it as Compléments) could mean outtakes, as it has the connotation of ‘remainders’, so that is one possibility. The chance to see outtakes of La Jetée is doubtless for many especially interesting. It remains to be seen how well the English subtitles work for this edition; we hope to report on that down the road.

The contents of Sixties is not familiar – perhaps our readers could shed some light on that in the comments…

6 thoughts on “Arte Now Offering ‘Planète Chris Marker’ DVD Collection

  1. Rus says:

    This is glorious! Hopefully someone in the US does the same thing

  2. Lazare says:

    Audiovision stands for “subtitles for the hearing impaired”.

  3. zerkalo says:

    Thanks Lazare!

    • Leonardo Céspedes says:

      Hi Zerkalo: I saw a post of you giving the informaton of Théorème 6: Recherches sur Chris Marker. I’m interesting in reading the article “La Jetée de Chris Marker ou le cinématogramme de la conscience”. I’ll be very grateful if you have this number or the article in pdf, and could share this to me. Best wishes!! Leonardo. I give you my mail:

  4. Zerkalo says:

    Following up on the request earlier in this thread, here is the broadcast of La Jetée de Chris Marker ou le cinématogramme de la conscience. I will try to find the transcript that appears in Theoreme as well.

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