Le Joli Mai Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme, 1963. B&W.
165 min. DCP restored.
In French with English subtitles
Students, stockbrokers, poets, and construction workers discuss their lives during a moment of peace between war and cultural revolution. Told in impromptu interviews shot on the streets of Paris, this legendary collaboration between Lhomme and Chris Marker captures the attitude of the city in May 1962.
Pierre Lhomme is credited as a co-director on this groundbreaking documentary, one of the first of its kind to use emerging technology to capture daily life.
"One of the key works of French cinema vérité"—Criterion
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