Le Joli Mai (The Lovely Month Of May)
Restored and now available on DVD for the first time, Le Joli Mai is Chris Marker (La Jetee) and Pierre Lhomme's legendary portrait of Paris during the month of May, 1962. Filmed just after the ceasefire that ended France's colonial war in Algeria, Le Joli Mai captures the people of Paris during the first springtime of peace, as they struggle to make sense of their moment in history. "One of the earliest examples of cinema verite," (The New York Times) ~~Le Joli Mai premiered in the U.S. at the very first New York Film Festival in 1963. The film features a musical score by Academy Award winning composer Michel Legrand, and English commentary by Academy Award winning actress Simone Signoret.