Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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Argos Films

Contact Information

Argos Films :
56, rue Perronet
92200 Neuilly sur Seine – France
Tel : +33 1 4722 9126

President: Florence Dauman
flodau@icloud.com

Managing Director: Raphaël Berdugo
rberdugo@citefilms.com

Head of Libraries and technical delivery: Ellen Schafer
e.schafer@argosfilms.fr
Direct phone number: +33 1 8571 0027

Legal & Business Affairs: Maÿlis Berger-Marembaud
m.berger@argosfilms.fr
Direct phone number: + 33 1 85 71 00 26

Theatrical distribution & festivals: Tamasa Distribution
Laurence Berbon
laurence@tamasadistribution.com
5 rue de Charonne – 75011 – Paris – France
Tel : +33 1 4359 0101
www.tamasa-international.com

Summary

Argos Films was founded in 1949 by Anatole Dauman (1925-1998). Its library contains many of the masterworks of postwar French cinema. The company, which played a significant role in the New Wave movement, has produced and co-produced nearly forty features and sixty shorts. Over a period of forty years, no other independent French film company has garnered such major awards in France and internationally, including two Palmes d’Or and an Oscar, with films by Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard, Volker Schlondorff, Wim Wenders, Nagisa Oshima.

Considered to be the depository of indispensable and enduring classics of the history of cinema and one of the greatest independent collections in the country, the library also includes some of the most well-known films by Robert Bresson, Chris Marker, Jean Rouch, and Andrei Tarkovski.

Chris Marker Films @ Argos
  • Dimanche à Pékin
  • Déscription d’un Combat
  • Lettre de Sibérie
  • Level Five
  • Sans Soleil
  • La Jetée
  • Sunday in Peking
  • Description of a Struggle
  • Letter from Siberia
  • Level Five
  • Junkopia
  • Sans Soleil
  • La Jetée

ARTE

Contact Information

ARTE France
Distribution Internationale
8 rue Marceau
92785 ISSY LES MOULINEAUX CEDEX 9
FRANCE

Site: https://distribution.arte.tv/home

Contact: infosales@artefrance.fr

Summary

From Arte, it seems that Marker’s The Owl’s Legacy can be rented with all 13 episodes, or individual episodes can be rented. Available languages are denoted as : German, English French for all. Individual episodes are 26 minutes in length. The format is HD.

RIGHTS: TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

Chris Marker Films @ ARTE
  • The Owl’s Legacy (length: 13 x 26′)
  • The Owl’s Legacy 01 – Symposium or the Received Ideas
  • The Owl’s Legacy 02 – Olympism or The Imaginary Greece
  • The Owl’s Legacy 03 – Democracy or The City of Dreams
  • The Owl’s Legacy 04 – Nostalgia or the Impossible Return
  • The Owl’s Legacy 05 – Amnesia or the Sense of History
  • The Owl’s Legacy 06 – Mathematics or The Realm of Signs
  • The Owl’s Legacy 07 – Logomachy or The Roots of Words
  • The Owl’s Legacy 08 – Music or The Inner Space
  • The Owl’s Legacy 09 – Cosmogony or The Use of the World
  • The Owl’s Legacy 10 – Mythology or The Truth of Lies
  • The Owl’s Legacy 11 – Misogyny or Desire’s Traps
  • The Owl’s Legacy 12 – Tragedy or the Illusion of Death
  • The Owl’s Legacy 13 – Philosophy or the Owl’s Triumph

Icarus Films

Contact Information

32 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718)
Website: http://icarusfilms.com/
Chris Marker page: https://www.icarusfilms.com/other/filmmaker/marker.html

Summary

Icarus Films distributes 10 of Chris Marker’s films, plus his Bestiary, a collection of his short animal films, as well as Far From Vietnam and Class of Struggle—two collaborative productions that he helped initiate. Icarus Films also distributes two films about Marker’s legacy: Dan Geva’s Description of a Memory, a film Marker appreciated being shown alongside with his work, which examines the history of Israel through the lens of Marker’s own 1960 film Description of a Struggle, and To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter, a posthumous homage by Emiko Omori.

Chris Marker Films @ Icarus
  • Level Five – A woman “inherits” a task: to finish writing a video game centered on the Battle of Okinawa.
  • The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004) – In his newest film, French cinema-essayist Chris Marker reflects on French and international politics, art and culture at the start of the new millennium.
  • Remembrance of Things to Come (2001) – Reminiscent of Resnais, Ivens, even Kubrick, but in its deployment of still photographs (as in La Jetée), its theme of history and memory, its subject-skipping montage and rapid shuttle of wit and philosophy it’s pure Marker.
  • One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (1999) – Marker’s homage to his friend and colleague, Andrei Tarkovsky. A unique and intimate portrait of the legendary Russian filmmaker.
  • Chris Marker’s Bestiary (1994) – Five Chris Marker short films devoted to animals collected together and available for the first time!
  • The Last Bolshevik (1993) – Marker’s tribute to Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin.
  • A Grin Without A Cat (1977) – Marker’s epic film-essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60’s and 70’s: Vietnam, Che, May ’68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left.
  • The Embassy (1973) – In one of Chris Marker’s few fiction films, political dissidents seek refuge in a foreign embassy after a military coup d’état in an unidentified country.
  • Three Cheers for the Whale (1972) – Noted French documentarian Chris Marker chronicles the history of the whale and, in a more general manner, that of all marine mammals, in the process warning of the imminent destruction of the whale threatened by the fishing industry’s ongoing slaughter.
  • Class of Struggle (1969) – Workers at the Yema Watch Factory in Besançon depict their own labor struggles in this collective production initiated by Chris Marker.
  • A bientot, j’espere (1968) – Workers at a textile factory on strike in pre-May ’68 France, not just for more money, but for a different way of life.
  • The Sixth Side of The Pentagon (1967) – Chronicle of the 1967 Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam protest march on the Pentagon by documentary essayist Chris Marker.
  • Far from Vietnam (1967) – The landmark collaboration between Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais and Agnés Varda in protest of the Vietnam war.
  • Le Joli Mai (1963) – Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme’s legendary portrait of Paris and Parisians at the close of the Algerian war.

Iskra

Contact

9 rue Pierre et Marie Curie
94200 Ivry-sur-Seine
Tel: 33 (01) 58 46 12 07
Web: iskrafilms.com

Summary

ISKRA, c’est à l’origine l’histoire de Slon (Service de Lancement des Œuvres Nouvelles, « éléphant » en russe) . Et « Slon est né d’une évidence : que les structures traditionnelles du cinéma, par le rôle prédominant qu’elles attribuent à l’argent, constituent en elles-mêmes une censure plus lourde que toutes les censures. D’où Slon, qui n’est pas une entreprise, mais un outil – qui se définit par ceux qui y participent concrètement – et qui se justifie par le catalogue de ses films, des films QUI NE DEVRAIENT PAS EXISTER ! »
– Source: http://iskrafilms.com/SLON-ISKRA

Films
Français
  • Le Fonds de l’Air est Rouge
  • LIP Puisqu’on Vous Dit Que C’est Possible
  • On vous parle de Prague: Le Second Procès d’Artur London
  • La Bataille des Dix Millions
  • 2084
  • On vous parle du Chili: ce que disait Allende
  • Si j’avais quatre dromedaires
  • Le Train en marche
  • On vous parle du Brésil: Tortures
  • A Bientot j’espère
  • On vous parle du Brésil: Carlos Marighela
  • On vous parle de Paris: Maspéro. Les Mots ont un sens
English
  • A Grin Without a Cat
  • 2084
  • Calling from Chile: What Allende Had to Say
  • Calling from Prague: Artur London’s Second Trial
  • The Train Rolls on
  • The Battle for the 10 Million
  • Calling from Paris: Maspero, Words Have Meaning
  • Calling from Brasil: Carlos Marighela
  • Calling from Brasil: Tortures
  • Be Seeing You
  • If I Had Four Camels
  • We Maintain It’s Possible

Téléphonez-nous au 33 (0)1 41 24 02 20
en précisant la date de projection.
Envoyez-nous un mail ou un fax de confirmation indiquant :
– le titre du film
– la date de projection
– le nombre de projections
– le nom, l’adresse et le téléphone
de la personne responsable de la projection

Pour la province : vous recevez les films à domicile. La veille de la projection. Ils doivent nous êtres renvoyés dès le lendemain de la projection. ( En précisant : livraison à partir de 10h30, en téléphonant avant de passer ).

Pour la région parisienne : le plus simple est que vous passiez chercher le film à notre adresse et que vous nous le rapportiez après la projection.


ATTENTION : La projection doit être confiée à une personne connaissant l’appareil, en prenant soin de vérifier le bon état de marche du projecteur (notamment la propreté des couloirs).
N’oubliez pas de remettre le film à l’endroit sur son carter d’origine.
Les copies sont vérifiées entre chaque projection. Si vous remarquez une détérioration, signalez-la nous. Si vous faites deux projections, vous devez vous engager à vérifier la copie entre les projections.


Si, en cours de projection, l’image se met à sauter, arrêtez immédiatement le projecteur ! Et reformez la boucle.
Bonne projection !

Les Films du Jeudi

Contact

Les Films du Jeudi
3, rue Hautefeuille
75006 Paris
France

Tél : +33 1 40 46 97 98
Fax : +33 1 40 46 89 88

Email : filmsdujeudi@filmsdujeudi.com
Site Internet : https://www.filmsdujeudi.com

Films
  • Berliner Ballade de Chris MARKER (1990) – 29 mns
  • Casque Bleu de Chris MARKER (1995) – 26 mns
  • Chat écoutant la musique de Chris MARKER (1990) – 2 mns
  • Chats Perchés de Chris Marker (2003) – 59 mns
  • Détour, Ceaucescu de Chris MARKER (1990) – 8 mns
  • E-clip-se de Chris MARKER (1999) – 8 mns
  • From Chris to Christo de Chris MARKER (1985) – 24 mns
  • L’Ambassade de Chris MARKER (1973) – 20 mns
  • Le 20 heures dans les camps de Chris MARKER (1993) – 28 mns
  • Matta ’85 de Chris MARKER (1985) – 14 mns
  • Ouvroir, le film de Chris Marker (2010) – 29 mns
  • Sixième face du Pentagone (La) de François REICHENBACH & Chris MARKER (1967) – 27 mns
  • Slon Tango de Chris MARKER (1990) – 4 mns
  • Théorie des ensembles de Chris MARKER (1990) – 11 mns
  • Trois vidéos Haïkus de Chris MARKER (1994) – 3 mns
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