"Le Joli Mai" is a portrait of Paris and Parisians shot during May 1962. It is a film with several thousand actors including a poet, a student, an owl, a housewife, a stockbroker, a competitive dancer, two lovers, General de Gaulle and several cats. Filmed just after the March ceasefire between France and Algeria, "Le Joli Mai" documents Paris during a turning point in French history—the first time since 1939 that France was not involved in any war.
"A far-reaching meditation on the relationship between individual and society." (Film Comment)
Le Joli Mai is the seventh and final film of the 2022 Albertine Cinémathèque film festival. It's available for viewing March 6-13, 2022.
Viewership is restricted and limited. Sign up for the film(s) you would like to see during the 2022 Albertine Cinémathèque film festival that runs January-March.
Those who sign up will be invited to the film festival’s Microsoft Teams site with further instructions and access to the film(s), discussion board and further resources.