MONTHLY MUST-SEE CINEMA: CHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ

Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin

Book Tickets

In 2009, the IFI commissioned Sarah Pierce to engage in a period of research in the IFI Irish Film Archive. The research, of which Chronique d’un éte was a central part, has culminated in an exhibition at NCAD throughout October.

“One of the first cinema verité films, it proposes a relationship between sociology and filmmaking, anthropology and documentation, where we immerse ourselves in a subject and by doing so we change it. The filmmakers enlisted a cast of ‘real’ characters – students, office workers, factory workers, artists, and families – to portray everyday life in Paris. I first saw this film as a university student in a class called Russian 20s / French 60s. It is part of my ‘personal canon’ – an archive of films that I return to again and again.” Sarah Pierce.

This screening will be introduced by Sarah Pierce.

NCAD Students pay discounted price of €5 for tickets (on presentation of student ID). These tickets can be bought at Box Office in person or by calling 01 679 3477.

85 minutes, France, 1960, French with English subtitles, Black and White, 35mm

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