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|Remembrance of Things to Come|
Actors: Denise Bellon, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp
Director: Chris Marker;Yannick Bellon
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Bellon & Marker
MarkusG | Stockholm, Sweden | 10/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Remembrance of Things to Come is a typical Chris Marker film when it is as it should be. Poetic, a flow of images and very re-watchable. This film was made together with Yannick Bellon, daughter of photographer Denise Bellon (1902-1999). The film consists of Bellon's pictures from the midwar period, starting with the surrealist exhibition in Paris 1937. The photos are striking - some macabre (war casualties) and some beautiful. This period seems like a strange land today, but at the same time many things defining our time was concieved then.
The flow of still pictures, the narrator track and the short length (42 minutes) reminds of La Jetee in style, but this is a documentary rather than fiction. As La Jetee and as Sans Soleil, Remembrance of Things to Come is very poetic and easy to watch and listen to, almost hypnotic. If you like Chris Marker's La Jetee and/or La Soleil, you will probably like this.
There is only one narrator track in english (there must have been a french original, as on Criterions La Jetee disc). There is one extra material: a 26 minutes documentary by Bellon from 1950."