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Chronicle of a Summer
Chronicle of a Summer

Chronicle of a Summer 1961


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Chronicle of a Summer 1961 12

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.

Directed by

Edgar Morin

Jean Rouch


Jacques Rivette

Edgar Morin

Jean Rouch



Jean-Pierre Gabillon

Angelo Borgien

Marilù Parolini

Marceline Loridan




French Classics


12 Contains one use of strong language







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