Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

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Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)
727.1 MB | 1:39:28 | English with English script | XviD, 870 Kb/s | 480x304

In Sans Soleil, as with La Jetée, director Chris Marker transports the viewer to a different cinematic dimension. An unknown woman reads the writings of a cameraman who travels the world to produce a study of 'the dreams of the human race'. He is particularly attracted to the two extremes of Japan and Africa, and discusses the images that he creates with the woman, ever mindful of the astonishing store of memory he has created. (-DVD cover)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

"He wrote me…." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, and San Francisco. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0084628/plotsummary)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

One of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made and a mind-bending free-form travelogue, La jetée (The Jetty) and Sans soleil (Sunless) couldn’t seem more different—yet they’re the twin pillars of one of the most daring and uncompromising careers in cinema history. Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. These two films—a tale of time travel told in still images and a journey to Africa and Japan—remain his best-loved and most widely seen. (www.amazon.com)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

On the surface, this remarkable 1982 filmed essay by the legendary Chris Marker–the French filmmaking pioneer whose extraordinary works about the properties of memory (including the 1962 La Jetée, remade by Terry Gilliam as 12 Monkeys) comprise a chapter of French New Wave history–appears to be a kind of travelogue. Using narration, documentary footage, photographs, and various sorts of mental meanderings, Marker constructs a cinematic parallel to the inherent adventures in journeying through different parts of the world. With great, self-effacing wit, Marker invokes that sense of broadened wisdom and vision that accompanies travel, as well as the delicate problem of trying to communicate the scale of that wisdom and vision to others. The delightful movie takes us to many fascinating sights in Tokyo, but what really develops is a dialogue with the audience about the nature of a filmmaker's pact with them, as well as the insecurity of trying to live up to that promise. A wonderful, clear-eyed experience, one that makes you wonder why Marker continues to be tagged with the obfuscating tag of "experimentalist." (www.amazon.com)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

When is a documentary not a documentary? SANS SOLEIL is a film comprising 'real' images, narrated with 'real' observations. The subject-matter is Japan, post-modernism, the erasion of memory, the flattening-out of history, decentring, surface, pastiche. It records life-styles, trends, habits, rites, artistic movements with the rigour of an anthropologist. It is a film about travel: throughout the world, throughout time. It is science fiction (Terry Gilliam's TWELVE MONKEYS fleshes out an anecdote here). It is a Borgesian fantasy, (the filmmaker is actually a fictional creation , Sandor Krasna). To call it a documentary, or even a film, would be like calling the Sistine Chapel a ceiling. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0084628/usercomments)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)

Chris Marker-Sans soleil (1982)


The original language of this film is French. But my DVD is English version. So I apologize to French members of Avax for being posting the dubbed one. I included the English script copied from http://www.markertext.com/sans_soleil.htm (-FNB.47)








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