Chronicle of a Summer

by Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin 1h30min France 1960
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Chronicle of a Summer
by Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin

A landmark in French film history. Paris is subjected to revelatory sociological scrutiny, and the limits of the purely documentary chronicle are tested by radical filmmakers all too aware of their camera’s inevitable fictionalization of the summer scenes they are studying.

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  • Marceline Loridan : dans son propre rôle
  • Régis Debray : un étudiant, dans son propre rôle
  • Marie-Lou Parolini : dans son propre rôle
  • Angélo : dans son propre rôle
  • Céline : dans son propre rôle
  • And with: Jean, Jean-Pierre, Jacques, Jean-Marc, Nadine Ballot, Modeste Landry, Raymond, Simone, Sophie, Maddie, Henri, Catherine


  • Director Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin
  • Photo director Raoul Coutard, Michel Brault, Jean-Jacques Tarbès, Roger Morillière
  • Sound Michel Fano, Guy Rolfe
  • Editing Néna Baratier
  • Producer Anatole Dauman
  • Production Compagny Argos Films
  • Distributor Argos Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format16 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1960
  • Release date for France10/20/1961
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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