Chris Marker – Description d’un combat AKA Description of a Struggle (1960)


Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Marker’s documentary film, Description d’un combat/Description of a Struggle, examines the condition and circumstances of the young state of Israel and its citizens. The film was made at the time when the Israeli state was 12 years old, and borrows its title from Kafka’s short story. It explores the historical, social, cultural and ethical contexts at the heart of Israel’s existence, and the impact of the tragic and not so distant past on the collective psyche of the nation.


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  1. Thanks for posting this remarkable film. The restoration looks stunning too. The english subs on the link above are well out of sync though.

    These worked perfectly for me though:


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