Director: Jean Rouch

France 1960 | Black & White | 90mins | Documentary

Avaliable on: DVD

The first time on DVD or Blu-ray in the UK for this hugely influential and ground-breaking documentary film from leading French documentarist 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 of the cinema-verite movement of the 1960s and on many filmmakers since.