Brilliant Chris Marker Films Come Out of Hiding, Onto DVD

Since almost none of brilliant and reclusive filmmaker Chris Marker’s work is widely available, documentary distributor Icarus Films should be lauded for somehow gaining permission to release four of Marker’s films on DVD. The most intriguing of them is the 1993 documentary The Last Bolshevik, about the Soviet Union filmmaker Aleksandr Medvedkin and his 1934 silent film, Happiness. Marker’s subversive, informed voice-over and Medvedkin’s petulant manner make it a meeting of cinematic minds that’s rare for its intellectual heft and force.

Chris Marker

Icarus Films

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