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Title Le joli mai / Sofracima présente ; un film de Chris Marker et Pierre Lhomme ; librettiste, Catherine Varlin
Edition 2-disc DVD deluxe edition
Published Brooklyn, NY Icarus Films, [2013]


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Description 2 videodiscs (146 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 pages ; illustrations ; 19 cm)
Contents Disc 1. Le joli mai: Part I. A prayer from the Eiffel Tower ; Part 2. The return of Fantomas -- Disc 2. Bonus features: Jouer à Paris = Playtime in Paris / un film de Catherine Varlin (1962, 27 min.) ; D'un lointain regard... = A distant gaze... / un film de Jean Ravel (1964, 12 min.) ; Methode 1, exercice de cinêma en 1962 = Exercise in direct cinema / featuring Pierre Lhomme (1962, 5 min.) ; deleted scenes
Booklet. Chris Marker: "passionate objectivity" -- Pierre Lhomme's account -- Sound engineer Antoine Bonfanti's account -- Chris Marker -- Interview with Pierre Lhomme -- A discussion of the restoration work on Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's 'Le joli mai' -- Points of reference 1962 -- Credits -- Thank you -- Chris Marker, 1921-2012 [filmography] -- Pierre Lhomme, born in 1930-cinematographer [filmography]
Summary "Filmed just after the March ceasefire between France and Algeria, Le Joli Mai documents Paris during a turning point in French history: the first time since 1939 that France was not involved in any war."
Notes Originally issued as a motion picture in France in 1963
Includes booklet in English
Includes versions with and without an interlude sung by Yves Montand
Restored with the support of CNC; 20 minutes from the original have been cut with the permission of Chris Marker
Original mono soundtrack remastered in Dolby digital 2.0
Credits Executive producer, Gisèle Rébillon ; photography, Etienne Becker, Denys Clerval, Pierre Villemain, Pierre Lhomme ; film editor, Eva Zora, Annie Meunier, Madeleine Lecompère ; music, Michel Legrand
Performer Narration by Simone Signoret (English version) and Yves Montand (French version)
Notes DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.66:1); Dolby digital 2.0 mono
English version with partial English subtitles and French version with English subtitles; optional French subtitles for the hearing impaired and optional audio description in French
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Paris (France) -- Social life and customs.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1944-
Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962 -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films
Foreign language films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Author Marker, Chris, 1921-2012, film director, screenwriter
L'Homme, Pierre, 1930- film director, cinematographer
Varlin, Catherine, screenwriter, film director
Signoret, Simone, 1921-1985, narrator
Montand, Yves, 1921-1991, narrator
Becker, Étienne, 1936- cinematographer
Clerval, Denys, cinematographer
Villemin, Pierre, cinematographer
Zora, Eva, editor of moving image work
Meunier, Annie, editor of moving image work
Lecompère, Madeleine, editor of moving image work
Legrand, Michel, 1932-2019, composer
Ravel, Jean, 1927-1990, film director
Sofracima (Firm), production company
Icarus Films, film distributor
Other Titles Title from English subtitles: The: Lovely month of May
OTHER TI Jouer à Paris
Playtime in Paris
D'un lointain regard
Distant gaze
Methode 1, exercice de cinêma en 1962
Exercise in direct cinema