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  • Chronicle of a Summer

    Chronicle of a Summer

    ★★★★

    One very common mistake people make when faced with the term cinéma vérité (coined by this very movie) is to focus on "vérité" (= truth) and completely forget about "cinéma". Thus leading to the false idea that this film (and the others belonging to the movement) are meant to be truthful representation of Reality.
    Morin rules out this idea completely when he defines the term: "There are two ways to conceive of the cinema of the Real: the first is…

  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Spectateurs éduqués, nous avons lu Hannah Arendt, Fortini, Vittorini ; vu Farocki, Straub/Huillet, Pasolini, etc. On ne nous la fait pas - et certainement, si les allemands des années 30 sont tombés dans le panneau de la propagande (idem les russes, italiens, français, américains...), c'est cause d'une sorte d'ingénuité, de naïveté primaire qui les rendait malléables par la propagande d'alors (idem de ces comédies niaises d'autant qui nous montrent clairement que les gens d'avant étaient des simplets).

    Nous ? Non,…