La Jetée – Chris Marker

Sadly the opening is cut, but you’ll figure out what’s going on  quickly enough!

La Jetée  “The Jetty” is a 1962 French science fiction featurette by Chris Marker. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel. It’s 28 mins long, black and white. It won the Prix Jean Vigo for short film.

The 1995 science fiction film 12 Monkeys was inspired by, and borrows several concepts directly from, La Jetée.


Here’s a short documentary about the sound in La Jetée

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