Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Icarus Films Home Video


“Travel between the extremes.” – Daedelus to Icarus [Ovid, Metamorphosis, Book VIII]

Chris Marker DVDsOnce focused on the lofty institutional market, Icarus Films, located in Brooklyn, New York, has followed the destiny of its name and opened its Home Video online shop, with a high concentration of Chris Marker DVDs. The CM page is located at This site is currently offering the following:

  1. The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004)
  2. Remembrance of Things to Come (2001)
  3. The Last Bolshevik (1993)
  4. The Sixth Side of The Pentagon (1967)

In addition, these titles are listed but not as yet available, confirming rumors of important upcoming DVD releases:

  1. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (1999)
  2. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)
  3. À bientot, j’espère (1968)

The Case of the Grinning Cat includes Chris Marker’s Bestiary (1994) and Three Cheers for the Whale (1972). The Sixth Side of the Pentagon includes The Embassy (1973). Sale prices for DVDs currently range from $24.95 to $29.95. The site also includes short video excerpts.

Icarus Films is proud to distribute over 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.

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Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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