Chris Marker biography

Chris Marker

Film director

1921 – 2012

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Who was Chris Marker?

Chris Marker was a French writer, photographer, documentary film director, multimedia artist and film essayist. His best known films are La Jetée, A Grin Without a Cat, Sans Soleil and AK, an essay film on the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Marker is often associated with the Left Bank Cinema movement that occurred in the late 1950s and included such other filmmakers as Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda, Henri Colpi and Armand Gatti.

His friend and sometime collaborator Alain Resnais has called him "the prototype of the twenty-first-century man." Film theorist Roy Armes has said of him: "Marker is unclassifiable because he is unique...The French Cinema has its dramatists and its poets, its technicians, and its autobiographers, but only has one true essayist: Chris Marker."

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Born
Jul 29, 1921
Neuilly-sur-Seine
Also known as
  • Christian Francois Bouche-Villeneuve
  • Chris. Marker
  • Chris And Magic Marker
  • Jacopo Berenzini
  • Michel Krasna
  • Hayao Yamaneko
Parents
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Lycée Pasteur
Died
Jul 29, 2012
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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