Le Joli Mai (The Lovely Month of May)

  • Wed Apr 23
Le Joli Mai (The Lovely Month of May)
Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme
narration by Simone Signoret

After being embroiled in wars for 23 years, May of 1962 was the first springtime of peace in Paris, and Marker & Lhomme’s film portrait showcases Parisians rediscovering their city in a remarkably honest, and compelling way. Political turmoil and social unrest permeate the springtime, and the filmmakers’ work is aware of these elements and query how global themes relate to individuals. “Located in the gray area between personal essay and objective document, Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme’s Le Joli Mai is both a tender portrait of a city and an indictment of a way of life.” (Film Comment) The restored film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

website: icarusfilms.com

DCP bw
2 hours 45 minutes
release year/country
1963 France