Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Pierre Lhomme


Pierre Lhomme discusses the origins, awards and remastering of Le Joli mai (1963) with Chris Marker. He calls attention, during the remastering process, of Chris Marker’s sense that the film would be difficult if not impossible to decipher by today’s youth – that they may not comprehend that the moment of the film was directly related to, as Lhomme puts it, “the end of French colonialism.”

Thanks to japanese forms for letting us know about a recent article on Le Joli mai in Libération:
«Le Joli Mai» a la mue gaie par Gérard Lefort, published June 4th, 2013. Pardon the obnoxious advertisement that has no off switch.

Film Comment has an excellent article online as well: “Chris Marker: The Truth About Paris” by Sam Di Iorio.

You can also check out another recent post on Le Joli mai on Arun with a View, featuring what looks like the original poster for the film (with some sly cats overlooking the expanse of Paris).

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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