Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory



“What we call past is somehow similar to what we call abroad. It is not a matter of distance, it is the passing of a boundary.”
– Chris Marker, The Embassy

Quoted by Acquerello @ The Auteur’s Notebook in a recent review (4/3/08). After his incisive analysis, he goes on to note: “First Run/Icarus films has made the two-film DVD of The Embassy and The Sixth Side of the Pentagon available exclusively from the Wexner Center for the Arts prior to its official DVD release later this year.”

Wexner’s notes summarize the film: “One of Chris Marker’s few fiction films, THE EMBASSY shows political dissidents seeking refuge in a foreign embassy after a military coup d’état in an unidentified country. Over the next few days, more and more people fleeing the military assault-teachers, students, intellectuals, artists, and politicians-arrive at the embassy.”

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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