Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Tombeau Chris Marker


I would like to thank Etienne Sandrin for sending this photograph of Chris Marker’s gravesite in the Montparnasse cemetary. He wrote on April 2, 2014: “We have put – last Monday – Chris’s ashes in the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris.”

Christian BOUCHE-VILLENEUVE dit Chris MARKER 29.7.1921 – 29.7.2012

Christian Bouche-Villeneuve dit Chris Marker 29.7.1921 - 29.7.2012
Christian Bouche-Villneuve dit Chris Marker
29.7.1921 – 29.7.2012

Here is a link to the pdf map of the Cimetière du Montparnasse, and below an image (click to enlarge). Guillaume stands at his master’s spot.


I have also made available a printable pdf of another photograph taken by Laurence Braunberger of Films du Jeudi. Many thanks to Laurence.

Chris Marker Tombeau taken by Laurence Braunberger

The maneki-neko (Japanese: 招き猫?, literally “beckoning cat”) is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman), usually made of ceramic in modern times, which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw… The maneki-neko is sometimes also called the welcoming cat, lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, or fortune cat in English.

Chris Marker postcard, Roma 1956, card 5 of 15

Roma, 1956, Chris Marker postcard series, v.Zona5/15


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