Chronicle of a Summer 1961
90 mins France Director. Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch
Shot in Paris during 1960, Chronicle of a Summer is a fascinating result of a collaboration between filmmaker-anthropologist Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin. Through a series of interviews with real-life individuals the filmmakers produce a compelling film that questions the level of reality and truth in documentary filmmaking, as well as being a fascinating insight into 1960’s Parisian society.
With its use of handheld cameras and observational techniques, Chronicle of a Summer was a seminal influence on the cinéma-vérité movement of the 1960s and on many filmmakers since.