Your order has been taken into account, you can watch Le Tombeau d'Alexandre for a duration of 48 hours from the date of your payment.

Do you want to rent this movie in VOD?

Payment mode





Do you want to rent this movie in VOD?

You must first subscribe to a subscription to rent a video. If you are already subscribed to Tënk, please log in. If you are not yet a subscriber, go to the subscription page to subscribe to the form of your choice.

We are sorry,
this movie is not available
in your country
Movie no more available
More informations on FILM-DOCUMENTAIRE.FR and on VAD.CNC.FR

Le Tombeau d'Alexandre


Chris Marker
France, Finland, 1993
Production : La Sept, Les Films de l'Astrophore, Epidem

120'
French
English


Synopsis


Un autre sens du mot "tombeau" est "composition poétique, œuvre en l'honneur de quelqu'un". Chris Marker adresse six lettres à son ami, le cinéaste russe Alexandre Medvedkine, mort en 1989. D'archives en entretiens, de fiction en documentaire, de la Russie à l'URSS, de l'URSS à aujourd'hui, le film est un hommage à la mémoire du "dernier des bolchéviques". Un remarquable portrait qui retrace conjointement l'Histoire de l'URSS et celle d'un artiste partagé entre idéologie et indépendance. "Peut-on rêver de meilleur fil conducteur que cette vie pour explorer la tragédie de notre siècle ?"

Tënk's film review


Au moment d’entreprendre son grand essai sur un siècle de communisme, via la vie de Medvedkine, Marker appose une citation de George Steiner, tout à la fois limpide et intrigante : "Ce n’est pas le passé qui nous domine, mais les images du passé." Cette phrase pourrait être placée en exergue de la plus grande partie de l’œuvre de Marker, depuis les années 1980 ; la lutte ne se mène pas seulement sur le théâtre des opérations mais aussi - sinon plus - dans l’ordre symbolique et imaginaire. La pédagogie markérienne des images trouvent là sa justification profonde : les cinéastes ne sont pas les plus mal placés pour comprendre les motifs qui gouvernent nos imaginaires collectifs et par là même nos actes les plus quotidiens. Et une grande partie du "Tombeau" est consacré à cette exploration-explicitation de la puissance symbolique du communisme soviétique et de son cinéma (Eisenstein a mis "en scène l’imaginaire de plusieurs générations", écrivait Marker) !

Arnaud Lambert
Réalisateur

You like this movie, you want to share it for free with a loved one? You must first subscribe to be able to offer this film. If you are already a subscriber to Tënk, log in If you are not a subscriber yet, go to the subscription page to subscribe to the subscription of your choice

Your wish to offer this film has been taken into account. Your loved one will soon receive a mail informing him of your gift, as well as the procedure to be followed to be able to view it.

filmmaker

Chris Marker

Chris Marker was born in 1921 in Neuilly, France. He began studying philosophy, which was soon interrupted by the world conflict. After the war, he worked for Peuple et Culture, began writing for the magazine "Esprit" and directed his first films, including "Lettre de Sibérie", which made him more widely known. Writer, photographer, filmmaker and finally multimedia artist, Chris Marker is the author of a protean and innovative work. His taste for experimentation bursts out in "La Jetée" (1962), a short film of anticipation announcing his favorite themes: time, memory, the power of images. The same year, he shoots "Le Joli Mai", in the streets of Paris, in the spirit of direct cinema. The seventies were marked by committed films, the most famous of which, "Le fond de l'air est rouge" (1977), was a review of the movements of the sixties all around the world. In this political furrow, he explored the links between individual memory and history in "Sans soleil" (1982) and then in posthumous tributes such as "Le Tombeau d'Alexandre" (1993). In the 1990s, most often in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, he designed several installations that explored the boundaries between the real and the imaginary. He died in Paris in the summer of 2012, making him a reference point for contemporary filmmakers.

Other films in the collection: Chris Marker