18 min. French.
(screening together with ON VOUS PARLE DE PARIS: MASPERO, LES MOTS ONT UN SENS and SOCHAUX, 11 JUIN 68)
As the “Medvedkin Group”, a group of workers from Sochaux shot films about their daily lives at work and labour struggles with the support of filmmakers (including Chris Marker). Sochaux, 11 juin 68 is about a militant strike in the Peugeot factory that led to several deaths. But it wasn’t just documentary techniques that were used; Les trois-quarts de la vie also stages the recruitment of workers and daily life in the Peugeot factory with obvious satirical undertones. (ah)
The Groupe Medvedkine de Sochaux was a group of filmmakers founded in 1968, which was active in the eastern French city of Sochaux. The collective consisted of about forty young militant workers from the local Peugeot factory as well as politically committed filmmakers, including Bruno Muel and Chris Marker. The name of the group was chosen as a homage to the work of Soviet director Alexander Medvedkin. Another Groupe Medvedkine was active in Besançon.