Monday, June 2, 2008

One of a Kind

ImageRemembrance of Things to Come
The Sixth Side of the Pentagon/The Embassy
(Icarus Films)
Two Chris Marker releases from Icarus Films: Remembrance of Things to Come is Marker’s and Yannick Bellon’s fascinating study of French photographer (and Yannick’s mother) Denise Bellon, which shows so many still pictures that it is remindful of Marker’s own sci-fi short, La Jetee; the double bill The Sixth Side of the Pentagon/The Embassy are late ‘60s artifacts that show off the political climate of that volatile era as well as any other film. And more Marker is coming from Icarus Films, always a good thing when it comes to this one-of-a-kind director.
EXTRAS: Yannick Bellon’s short film, Colette.

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