The film features many interviews with French communist leaders, students, and sociologists. The Prague Spring of 1968 is featured, with footage of a Fidel Castro speech in which he explains his political support for the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia while questioning the legality of the action. Other sections deal with the rise of Salvador Allende, Minamata poisoning in Japan, and the Watergate Scandal in the US. There are many subtle references to cats throughout the film, as well as brief shots of raccoons.
A Grin Without a Cat is a 1977 French essay film by Chris Marker. It focuses on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America. Using the image of Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, the film's title evokes a dissonance between the promise of a global socialist revolution (the grin) with its actual nonexistence.
The film's original French title is Le fond de l'air est rouge, which means "The essence of the air is red", and has a subtext similar to the English title, implying that the socialist movement existed only in the air
Recurrent hero of a Holiday celebrated on the 6th of December, Saint Nicolas is on his way up again in most of Northern Europe despite the disloyal competition with his American descendant : Santa Claus.
<b>« The Journey »</b> is a 14½ hour documentary film by <b>Peter Watkins</b>, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several contin...
Eighth episode « The Journey » is a 14½ hour documentary film by Peter Watkins, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several continents, released on film in 1987 at the Toronto Film Festival. It is structured around the theme of nuclear weapons, military spending and poverty. Ordinary people are asked about their awareness of these issues.
This documentary about Czechoslovakia covers the period following World War II, beginning with the Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, up to 1970. The famous "defenestration of Prague" is one of the many events discussed.
After leaving Grenoble on a bright Spring day, Delphine, Damien, and Buzzz, their tandem, don’t let a couple punctures and technical failures stop them from riding across the French and Spanish Pyrénées – towards Argentina, and a long and magnificent journey: headwind, cows and condors, and the Argentinian folk’s marvelous hospitality! Suffering...
An immersion into contemporary Iranian society and a documentary exploration of a photography scene that is unique in the Middle East today. From preliminary shoots to exhibition openings, this film follows six photographers – mostly women - in their eventful daily lives.