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MONTHLY MUST-SEE CINEMA: CHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ

Director: Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin

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


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.

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