Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

CategorySans Soleil

From Coréennes


transcription courtesy of: A marketplace is the Republic of things (I mean the ideal Republic, of course): the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, it is beautiful even if the details are gauche or banal. Thus the Mercato Nuovo in Florence, where every object taken separately is an offense to the spirit’s good manners, while the whole is as flamboyant and funny as a high altar. The Mercato Coreano is not so simple. “Korea,” writes Father du...

Criterion Releases Guillaume-Approved DVD


GUILLAUME-APPROVED EDITION New, restored high-definition digital transfers, approved by director Chris Marker New video interview with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin Chris on Chris, a video piece on Marker by filmmaker and critic Chris Darke Two excerpts from the French TV series Court-circuit (le magazine), directed by Luc Lagier: the first, a look at David Bowie’s music video for “Jump They Say,” inspired by La Jetée; the second, an analysis of Hitchcock’s...

Schreiben Bilder Sprechen


“Schon Alexandre Astrucs Vision von der Caméra-Stylo liegt der Gadanke zugrunde, Bilder schreiben zu können.”– Christa Blümlinger Schreiben Bilder Sprechen: Texte zum essayistischen Film Hrsg. Christa Blümlinger und Constantin WulffWein: Sonderzahl, 1992 CONTENTS: I. Versuch als Form Christa Blümlinger: Zwischen den Bilder/LesenBirgit Kämper: Sans Soleil – “ein Film erinnert sich selbst”Raymond Bellour: Zwischen Sehen und Verstehen...

Time Travel


“Vingt ans séparent La Jetée de Sans Soleil. Et encore vingt ans jusqu’à présent. Dans ces conditions, parler au nom de celui qui a fait ces films, ce n’est pas une interview, c’est du spiritisme.”Chris Marker [Samuel Douhaire, Annick Rivoiore, “Rare Marker,” Libération 5 mars 2003] “Here I was born… and here I died.” “He remembered another film in which this passage was quoted. The sequoia was the one in the...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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