Chronicle of a Summer

by Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin1h301960France

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

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

    • Printed format : 16 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1960
    • French release date : 20 octobre 1961
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : French

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    Rhônes-Alpes actualités 24/01/1962 : Jean Rouch à propos de Chronique d'un été

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