Les trois-quarts de la vie

Three Quarters of a Life
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.
by Groupe Medvedkine Sochaux France 1971 French 18’ Documentary form

Crew

DirectorGroupe Medvedkine Sochaux

Groupe Medvedkine Sochaux

The Groupe Medvedkine Sochaux was a group of filmmakers founded in 1968, which was active in the eastern French city of Sochaux. The collective consisted of about 40 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 Alexandr Medvedkin. Another Groupe Medvedkine was active in Besançon.

Filmography

1972 Week-end à Sochaux; 53 min. 1973 Le train en marche (Die Kamera in der Fabrik); 89 min., with Chris Marker · Septembre chilien (Chilian September); 39 Min., with Bruno Muel, Théo Robichet 1974 Avec le sang des autres (The Blood of the Others); 52 min., with Bruno Muel

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020