MARKER 101 / Chris Marker at Kino ARMATA

MARKER 101 / Chris Marker at Kino ARMATA

Kino ARMATA, a public space in Prishtina that promotes alternative culture and social dialogue, has the pleasure of announcing a new partnership with Alliance Française de Pristina, the French Embassy in Kosovo and IF Cinema in bringing to Prishtina and Kosovo audiences some of the most important and relevant works of French auteurs.

The films of Jean-Pierre Melville, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, etc. will have their regular screenings during ‘101’ programming series at Kino ARMATA. In both academic and colloquial terms, 101 denotes the elementary or basic facts associated with the field or subject specified. During 101, ARMATA becomes a learning ground for the novices and enthusiasts alike, offering fresh insight into some of the most influential movies and filmmakers of our era.

Films from the ‘Marker 101’ series, directed by Chris Marker, will be screened at Kino ARMATA between 11–20 October and include:

Monday, 11 October, 19:00h
“Lettre de Sibérie” (1958), 67 min.

Tuesday, 12 October, 19:00h
“La Sixième face du Pentagone” (1967), 27 min.
“La Jetee” (1962), 28 min.

Tuesday, 19 October, 19:00h
“Level Five” (1996) / 105 min.

Wednesday, 20 October, 19:00h
“Sans soleil” (1982) / 100 min.

Monday, 25 October, 19:00h
“Le Fond de l'air est rouge” (1977) / 180 min.

Chris Marker (1921–2012) was a French writer, photographer, documentary film director, multimedia artist and film essayist. His best known films are La Jetée (1962), A Grin Without a Cat (1977) and Sans Soleil (1983). Marker is usually associated with the Left Bank subset of the French New Wave that occurred in the late 1950s and 1960s, and included such other filmmakers as Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy. His friend and sometime collaborator Alain Resnais called him “the prototype of the twenty-first-century man.” Film theorist Roy Armes has said of him: “Marker is unclassifiable because he is unique... the French Cinema has its dramatists and its poets, its technicians, and its autobiographers, but only has one true essayist: Chris Marker.”

All films will be screened in the original language with English subtitles and the entrance is free of charge. Kino ARMATA is supported by Prishtina Municipality and located at Brigada e Kosovës St., behind the amphitheater at the Zahir Pajaziti Square.