Chris Marker

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Chris Marker, l’essai filmique et le militantisme politique. Cours Bachelor de François Bovier - UNIL automne 2019

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1. Statues also Die (1953)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary of black art.

Directors: Ghislain Cloquet, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean Négroni, François Mitterrand, Pope Pius XII, Sugar Ray Robinson

Votes: 1,009

2. Dimanche à Pekin (1956)

22 min | Documentary, Short

Director Chris Marker begins by recounting his childhood dream of visiting the city of Peking, a city he was once only able to admire in books. The viewer is taken on a journey through this... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Star: Gilles Quéant

Votes: 337

4. ¡Cuba Sí! (1961)

53 min | Documentary

The hour long documentary by the master of the essay film examines the country of Cuba under the dictatorship of Batista and then the seizure of power in a revolution by Castro.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Nicolas Yumatov, Étienne Lalou, Igor Barrère, Ignacio Biain

Votes: 68

5. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 27,500

6. Le joli mai (1963)

Not Rated | 165 min | Documentary

Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962;the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme | Stars: Chris Marker, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 634 | Gross: $0.02M

8. La sixième face du pentagone (1968)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

On October 21, 1967, over 100,000 protestors gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam. It was the largest protest gathering yet, and it brought together ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Marker, François Reichenbach | Stars: William Sloane Coffin, N. Paul Stookey, Mary Travers, John Wilson

Votes: 278

9. Be Seeing You (1968)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

1967, one year before may '68. The strike at the Rhodiaceta textile plant in Besançon sounds like the rehearsal of the rising to come. Indeed for the first time ever, the workers' claims ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Marker, Mario Marret

Votes: 98

10. L'ambassade (1973)

Not Rated | 20 min | Drama, Short

An unexpected response to Pinochet's 1973 coup d'etat in Chile. A Super-8 film apparently found in an embassy -as it's written in the original title-, where political activists had taken ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker

Votes: 260

11. Puisqu'on vous dit que c'est possible (1973)

47 min | Documentary

A collectively made documentary on events at the LIP clock and watch factory in Besancon, where management had tried to shut down production after financial trouble, so workers occupied the facility with the aim of running it themselves.

Director: Chris Marker | Star: Chris Marker

Votes: 28

12. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)

240 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

French essay film focusing on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Laurence Cuvillier, Davos Hanich, François Maspero, Yves Montand

Votes: 876

13. Sans Soleil (1983)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Drama

A woman narrates the contemplative writings of a seasoned world traveler, focusing on contemporary Japan.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Florence Delay, Arielle Dombasle, Riyoko Ikeda, Charlotte Kerr

Votes: 8,774 | Gross: $0.03M

14. 2084: Video clip pour une réflexion syndicale et pour le plaisir (1984)

10 min | Documentary, Short

A computer generates conflicting hypotheses about the future of trade unions.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: François Périer, Sophie Garnier, Bibiane Kirby, Atika Tahiri

Votes: 219

15. A.K. (1985)

71 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary that shows the production of Ran and discusses the film techniques of Kurosawa himself.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Shigehiko Hasumi, Chris Marker, Akira Kurosawa, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 865

17. La solitude du chanteur de fond (1974)

60 min | Documentary

Yves Montand's rehearsals for a special show at Olympia to support Chile's political refugees. Interviews of this singer and actor, fragments of his films and footage from his concerts created a multifaceted portrait of an artist.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Yves Montand, Bob Castella, Chris Marker, Simone Signoret

Votes: 110

18. L'héritage de la chouette (1990– )

340 min | Documentary, History

A 13-part documentary mini-series (directed by Chris Marker) on the significance of ancient Greek culture in the creation of the modern Western Civilization.

Stars: André Dussollier, Angélique Ionatos, Giulia Sissa, Cornelius Castoriadis

Votes: 84

19. The Last Bolshevik (1993)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Léonor Graser, Nikolai Izvolov, Kira Paramonova, Viktor Dyomin

Votes: 576

20. Level Five (1997)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Romance, War

87 Metascore

The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. She searches the internet for information on the battle, and ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Catherine Belkhodja, Kenji Tokitsu, Nagisa Ôshima, Ju'nishi Ushiyama

Votes: 656 | Gross: $0.02M

21. The Koumiko Mystery (1965)

54 min | Documentary

While filming the Olympics, a filmmaker encounters a Japanese girl. Manchurian born and French educated, she's an intriguing anomaly. He films her around Tokyo, as she speaks of Japan, being Japanese and her unique perspective on life.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Chris Marker, Kumiko Muraoka

Votes: 533

22. Junkopia (1981)

6 min | Documentary, Short

A short film that shows Boundless, Surreal objects that are juxtaposed with our present World. Cars, Motorways, noise of our modern society; A giant city in the distance - all that shrouds ... See full summary »

Directors: John Chapman, Chris Marker, Frank Simeone | Star: Arielle Dombasle

Votes: 547

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