French filmmaker Chris Marker (La Jetée) puts his subjective, whimsical stamp on the “city symphony” category of documentaries with this offbeat portrait of Paris and her citizens – including a merchant who complains about his life, a young immigrant from Dahomey, war veterans at a ceremony with President Charles de Gaulle, a taxi driver who paints fine art, a man with a spider in his suit, and a cat outfitted in eccentric feline fashions. English narration by Simone Signoret, with a song by Yves Montand and music by Michel Legrand. Penetrates to the Parisian soul. Restored under the guidance of cinematographer Pierre Lhomme in 2013 (145 min.).
Director: Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme
Cast: Yves Montand