Chronicle of a Summer questions the ability of cinema to tell the truth. By using new technology to frame developing events, Rouch and Morin capture two profound transformations. Chronicle of a Summer (DVD + Blu-ray) A film by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin . It is 1960, the Algerian war is raging and the Fifth Republic is experiencing the first days since the return to power of General de Gaulle. Chronicle of a Summer is a pivotal film in French cinema, and like others of its kind— The Rules of the Game, Breathless, Beau travail —its greatness lies in its attraction to the unknown. The fascinating result of a collaboration between filmmaker-anthropologist Jean Rouch and sociologist … [Richard] I'm Richard Brody, and this clip is from 00:08 Chronicle of a Summer, a documentary shot in 1960 by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin. Chronicle of a Summer is an ethnographic, self-reflexive documentary that looks into the nature of documentaries capturing reality as well as capturing the social, political, and personal climate of working class Paris in 1960. Through open discussions, the film brings the words of ordinary French people to the screen, without artifice. Chronicle of a Summer Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) (original title) Not Rated | 1h 25min | Documentary | 20 October 1961 (France) Directed by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin • 1961 • France Few films can claim as much influence on the course of cinema history as CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER. In the summer of 1960 anthropologist filmmaker Jean Rouch (Moi, un noir, Les Maîtres fous) and sociologist Edgar Morin set out to chronicle the everyday lives of Parisians using a mixture of intimate interviews, debates and observations.Artists, factory workers, office employees, students and others open up to …