Three Films by Chris Marker

July 29th was the centenary of Chris Marker’s birth (and the 9th anniversary of his passing). OVID marked the day by releasing three (3) of Chris Marker’s films that have never been available before:

Berliner Ballade
Months after the fall of the Berlin wall Marker shot this passionate documentary reflecting the spirit of the city.

Blue Helmet
Marker captures United Nations Peacekeeper François Cremieux recounting his experiences in Bosnia, and injects still images into the interview.

Prime Time in the Camps
Marker documents Bosnian refugees creating their own television program for a viewership that has been stripped of a homeland.

These three films have now joined the seventeen other films by Chris Marker, and one 13-part series, already available on OVID. 

The Retrieval
A Film by Cris Eska

During the Civil War, a boy (Ashton Sanders), who has been sent to lure a freedman (Tishuan Scott) back to the South, forms an unexpected bond with the man.
August Line-Up
This August is their first ever DOC MONTH with 30 documentaries on the line-up! Highlights include two new documentary features by Vitaly Mansky: Sunrise/Sunset, 24 hours in the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Putin’s Witnesses, chronicling the origins of the Russian president’s regime.

Also forthcoming: Mila Turajlić’s The Other Side of Everything, which won Best Documentary at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2018. The Independent hails this Serbian filmmaker as “one of the most galvanizing voices for political action in contemporary documentary cinema.”
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