Item Details

Le Joli Mai [videorecording]: The Lovely Month of May

Sofracima ; un filme de Chris Marker et Pierre Lhomme
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
A series of interviews with ordinary people in the streets of Paris speaking about their lives and feelings while living in France in May of 1962, the year the Algerian War came to an end.
Director
Chris Marker; Pierre Lhomme
Release Date
1963
Run Time
124 min.
Language
In French, with English titles added; narration in English
Notes
  • Videocassette release of a 1963 French production.
  • Incorrect title on container and cassette: La Jolie Mai.
  • "In the English version, the song which links the film's two sections was omitted and many interviews were cut, reducing the running time by thirty minutes."--Oxford companion to film, p. 370.
Variant Title
Lovely month of May
Credits
Screenplay, Chris Marker, Catherine Valin ; executive producer, Gisele Rebillon ; photographer, Pierre Lhomme ; film editor, Eva Zora ; music, Michel Legrand ; commentary spoken by Yves Montand (French version), Simone Signoret (English version).
Published
[Chicago, Ill. : Facets Multimedia, 198-]
Description
1 videocassette (124 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
VHS.
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