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Chronicle of a Summer

A Feature film by Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin

Produced by Argos Films

Release in France : 20/10/1961

    Synopsis

    In the summer of 1960 anthropologist filmmaker Jean Rouch (Moi, un noir, Les Maîtres fous) and sociologist Edgar Morin set out to chronicle the everyday lives of Parisians using a mixture of intimate interviews, debates and observations. Artists, factory workers, office employees, students and others open up to the camera to share their experiences, fears and aspirations. The result became one of the decade's most influential films, and redefined the documentary form.

    Participants (6)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Argos Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (9)

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    Society

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1961

    French release :

    20/10/1961

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    23792

    Visa issue date :

    12/01/1962

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    16mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono