Chris Marker brings hommage to his friend and mentor Alexander Medvedkin. Doing so he considers the fate of communism and his own shortcomings.
Le joli mai is a portrait of Paris and its inhabitants in the month of May, 1962. Although the war with Algeria officially ended and a promise of peace and prosperity fills the springtime air, the spectre of the war still looms.
“Because I know that time is always time
And place is always and only place”
“Omdat ik weet: tijd is voortdurend tijd
En plaats altijd en alleen maar plaats ...”
“From the opening minutes to the last, the aesthetic of Les Statues meurent aussi draws attention self–reflexively to acts of looking.
Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the world's fate.