Le Joli mai

by Chris Marker et Pierre Lhomme 2h45min France 1962
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Le Joli mai
by Chris Marker et Pierre Lhomme

Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962;the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria and the first time in 23 years that France was not involved in any war.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]

From a restored copy


  • Yves Montand : La voix du narrateur


  • Director Chris Marker et Pierre Lhomme
  • Scenario Catherine Varlin, Chris Marker
  • Photo director Pierre Lhomme
  • Sound Antoine Bonfanti
  • Original music Michel Legrand
  • Excutive producer André Heinrich
  • Production Compagny Sofracima
  • Distributor ARTE

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format16 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1962
  • Release date for France05/01/1963
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
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