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Le Joli Mai

May 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Special virtual screening of the legendary “Joli Mai” by Chris Marker (1963) which inspired our documentary film ” Le Joli Mai 2020 » ☞ https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/le-joli-mai-2020/
🎙️ Followed by a Q&A with Chris Marker specialist & journalist Jean-Michel Frodon (in French)


🎞️ FILM: ‘Le Joli Mai’ (« The Lovely Month of May ») with English subtitles directed by Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme (2h16min)
🎬 DATE & TIME: Saturday 22 May @4:30pm followed by a Q&A with Jean-Michel Frodon in French
📽️ CINEMA: HOME – available anywhere in France!
🎟 TICKETS: €6 https://sallevirtuelle.25eheure.com/seance/9661


Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme take viewers back in time with the French Documentary “Le Joli Mai”. By incorporating multiple interviews from various Parisian citizens, this documentary delivers daily life in France during the 1960s to viewers in a way that unpacks unfiltered opinions and thoughts about the political and cultural state of France in the past. This film is a must see for all new wave fans and Parisian lovers!


A month in a town, May 1962, Paris is pictured by Chris Marker and his team, close to the pavement and the people’s faces. “In this first month of peace for seven year”, the Algerian war just ended with the Evian agreement, what are the Parisians doing, what are they thinking? War and politics? Everyone is avoiding the matters, the interviewer is surprised: why the French, who usually loves to discuss, are so muted? – Plot

“With Le Joli Mai, the result is a great and absorbing film that leaves a sordid taste of stifled rage, a frustration that doesn’t even dare to reveal its fury.” – The New Yorker

“Le Joli Mai captures the spirit of a populace at what was then the first quantifiable period of peacefulness in well over a generation.” – Slant Magazine

Watch the trailer here with English Subtitles : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oev6gGMTF9o


Want to participate? Sign up today on: https://www.25eheure.com/
Select « Le Joli Mai », Lost in Frenchlation and the May 22nd session.
As this is a local e-cinema platform and not a streaming platform, you will be asked to geolocate yourself, in order to respect the platform’s charter which limits the radius to France only. Once you have purchased your e-ticket, you will receive a connection link by email and all you will have to do is connect on the day of the screening, a few minutes before the start of the film.

Make sure to not miss out on this authentic French documentary that will take you back in time – and to support our new film adventures shooting the parisians during déconfinement, while you’re at it! https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/le-joli-mai-2020/

Click here (https://www.facebook.com/events/779777226075122/) to see the Facebook Event.

🎬 The Lost in Frenchlation and 25e Heure Team


May 22
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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