7:00 PM–9:00 PM East Gallery, Maison Française
Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme, 1963, 145 min.
“A far-reaching meditation on the relationship between individual and society”, 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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