Chris Marker

Chris Marker at IFFR

Chris MARKER (1921, France) is regarded as one of the most innovative film and documentary makers of the 1960s and 70s. His documentaries about Beijing, Siberia and Cuba have come to be regarded as classics. Not much is known about his life: Marker (pseudonym of Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve) shuns interviews and invents biographical 'data'. Before focusing in the early 1950s on non-dogmatic, Marxist-oriented documentaries, he wrote several articles, essays, poems and a novel.

Filmography

(selection) Olympia 52 (1952, short doc), Les statues meurent aussi/Statues Also Die (1953, short doc, co-dir), Dimanche à Pekin (1955, short doc), Le mystère de l'atelier (1957, short), Lettre de Sibérie (1958, doc), Les astronautes (1960, short), Description d'un combat/Description of a struggle (1960, doc), Cuba si! (1961, doc), Le joli mai (1963, doc), La jetée (1964, short), Le mystère Koumiko/The Koumiko Mystery (1965, doc), Si j'avais quatre dromadaires (1966, doc), La sixième face du Pentagone (1968, short doc), A bientôt j'espère (1969, short), La bataille de dix millions/Cuba (1970, doc), Les mots ont un sens (1970, short doc), Le fond de l'air est rouge (1977), A.K. (1985, doc), Berliner Ballade (1990, TV, short doc), Le tombeau d'Alexandre (1993, doc), Le facteur sonne toujours cheval (1994, TV, short), Level Five (1997, doc), Un maire au Kosovo (2000, short doc), Remembrance of Things to Come (2001, short doc), Chats perchés (2004, TV, doc), Leila Attacks (2006), Stopover in Dubai (2011)


More info: Wikipedia, Chris Marker

 


Chris Marker at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR