18 - 24 November 2013
Le Fond de l'air est rouge (Chris Marker)

L'Alternativa Parallel

20 years of l'Alternativa

Le Fond de l'air est rouge (A Grin Without a Cat)
Chris Marker
France, 1977
35 mm | 180 min | BW/Colour | French | VOSE,VOSI

Producer company: Dovidis / Iska / Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
Screenplay: Chris Marker
Photography: Pierre-William Glenn, Willy Kurant
Editor: Chris Marker
Music: Luciano Berio
Actors: Yves Montand, Jorge Semprún, Simone Signoret, Davos Hanich

20 years of l'Alternativa » L'Alternativa Parallel


The film’s French title could be translated as 'There's a whiff of revolution in the air'. It analyses the rise and fall of the international revolutionary movement, including the death of Che Guevara, Paris in May 68, the protests in the United States against the Vietnam war, the military coup in Chile and the bitter end to the Prague Spring. Marker at his most politically and socially committed.


Screened at

L'Alternativa 2003


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