Sans Soleil Sans Soleil
  • France
  • 1983
  • 103 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Sans Soleil is his mind-bending free-form travelogue that journeys from Africa to Japan.

Cast

Credits

DirectorChris Marker
Conception and editingChris Marker
MixersAntoine Bonfanti and Paul Bertault
AssistantsEric Dumage, Dominque Gentil and Arthur Cloquet
Assistant directorPierre Camus
Still photographyMartin Boschet and Roger Grange
Special effectsHayao Yamaneko
Sandor Krasna's letters read by (English version)Alexandra Stewart
Sandor Krasna's letters read by (French version)Florence Delay

Film Essays

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Chris Marker: Memory’s Apostle

By Catherine LuptonFebruary 07, 2012

La Jetée (1963) and Sans Soleil (1983), made a tidy twenty years apart, are the twin peaks of . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Personal Effects: The Guarded Intimacy of Sans Soleil

By Jonathan RosenbaumJune 25, 2007

“The Sorbonne should be razed and Chris Marker put in its place.” —Henri Michaux“Contrary to . . . Read more »

Video


Film Essays

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Chris Marker: Memory’s Apostle

By Catherine LuptonFebruary 07, 2012

La Jetée (1963) and Sans Soleil (1983), made a tidy twenty years apart, are the twin peaks of . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

Sans Soleil Captured

February 06, 2012


News

Marker in Transit

April 06, 2011

New Yorkers have a special opportunity to see new work from the great French filmmaker and . . . Read more »


Clippings

Real Art

November 19, 2010

A whole bunch of questions arose when the critics at Time Out New York were compiling their . . . Read more »


News

American Cinematheque to Honor Tom Luddy

March 22, 2010

Los Angeles’s American Cinematheque announced today that it will honor programmer, producer, . . . Read more »


Features

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Chris Marker’s Second Life

May 13, 2009

It doesn’t really come as a surprise that Chris Marker is a devoted inhabitant of the virtual . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Personal Effects: The Guarded Intimacy of Sans Soleil

By Jonathan RosenbaumJune 25, 2007

“The Sorbonne should be razed and Chris Marker put in its place.” —Henri Michaux“Contrary to . . . Read more »