Chronique d’un été (Paris 1960) (1961)

Chronicles of a Summer” is a film I did not know it existed. More than that, it is astonishing, to say the least, that such a film was created fifty years ago (!) and is still so fresh, so revealing, revolutionary during our time. “Are you happy?” is the question asked to people passing by the roads of Paris the film’s participants. Some do not reply at all, some say a couple of words, some go in the trouble (?) of sharing a discussion. A revealing discussion where one finds out that there are philosophers among every day people, others who shared the same problems with us, have a similar or different point of view but they can justify it. It was a snapshot of the truth at that time. What is even more revealing is the point of view of the participants in the film for other participants.

If you can see it somewhere do NOT miss it. It is a different kind of film but worth seen not only because of its differences but for many other reasons.

My rating: 10/10