Presented here are two key works of Chris Marker, one of cinema's most enigmatic and influential directors.
LA JETEE- 27 Mins
In a post-apocalyptic future, humanity's hopes for survival hinge on time-travel experiments conducted upon a man whose time-tripping dream state folds his origins and destiny together in one fleeting,traumatic moment at an airport.
Comprised of black and white stills, LaJetee creates a striking analogy for the power of memory and packs all of the intensity of a full-length feature into 28 minutes and was the inspiration for Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys.
SANS SOLEIL - 100 Mins Using narration, documentary footage, photographs and philosophical commentary, Marker takes us to many fascinating sights in Japan, Iceland and Africa and interrogates the nature of filmmaking, travel, memory and "the dreams of the human race" in one of the most remarkable film essays ever made. Digitally mastered from restored prints