Chris Marker (1921-2012)

Terrible news today that Chris Marker has died. Very nearly impossible for me to pick a favorite of his films, so I thought I would post a random still image here from one of his relatively unavailable works, La Mystère Koumiko, which he filmed in Tokyo during the summer Olympics in 1964.

 

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2 Responses to Chris Marker (1921-2012)

  1. David says:

    I’m just learning of this now. That’s too bad.

    How can I get hold of this La Mystère Koumiko?

    I’m always glad to find others who find Markerian thinking as accessible and enjoyable as I do. Thanks for this.

  2. aab says:

    It was available on YouTube for a while, but I’m not certain that it is anymore. Do keep checking, though. These types of films tend to appear for a while then disappear abruptly.

    Thanks for your comment! Marker is a superb filmmaker and much missed.

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