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Le Joli Mai
Le Joli Mai

“A far-reaching meditation on the relationship between individual and society” (Film Comment), LE JOLI MAI is a portrait of Paris and Parisians shot during May 1962.

It is a film with several thousand actors including a poet, a student, an owl, a housewife, a stockbroker, a competitive dancer, two lovers, General de Gaulle and several cats.

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.

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Credits

DIRECTOR
Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme

SCREENPLAY
Catherine Varlin

PRODUCER
Sofracima

Overview

DETAILS
Documentary
French
145 min.
France, 1963

DISTRIBUTOR
Icarus Films

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