• France
  • 1963
  • 27 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • French
  •  

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. Marker’s La Jetée is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images.

Film Essays

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Chris Marker: Memory’s Apostle

By Catherine Lupton February 07, 2012

La Jetée (1963) and Sans Soleil (1983), made a tidy twenty years apart, are the twin peaks of Chris Marker’s creative achievements and his best-loved and most widely seen films. But who is Chris . . . Read more »


Film Essays

La Jetée: Unchained Melody

By Jonathan Romney June 25, 2007

However you define Chris Marker's 1963 short La Jetée—philosophical fiction, genre exercise, treatise on cinematic time—one fact is unavoidable: it resembles few other films. In fact, La Jetée . . . Read more »

Clippings


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Listening to La Jetée

By Michael Koresky and Casey Moore June 21, 2012

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Photo Galleries

12 Title Designs We Love

February 28, 2012


Film Essays

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Chris Marker: Memory’s Apostle

By Catherine Lupton February 07, 2012

La Jetée (1963) and Sans Soleil (1983), made a tidy twenty years apart, are the twin peaks of Chris Marker’s creative achievements and his best-loved and most widely seen films. But who is Chris . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

La Jetée 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 pioneering multimedia artist Chris Marker (La Jetée, Sans Soleil). Passengers, an exhibition composed . . . Read more »


News

Still Life on Film

March 05, 2010

Starting today and running through Sunday, March 14, London’s Tate Modern investigates the relationship between photography and the moving image in a fascinating series entitled PhotoFilm, . . . 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 world Second Life. After all, one could call the playful French filmmaker and multimedia artist’s . . . Read more »


Film Essays

La Jetée: Unchained Melody

By Jonathan Romney June 25, 2007

However you define Chris Marker's 1963 short La Jetée—philosophical fiction, genre exercise, treatise on cinematic time—one fact is unavoidable: it resembles few other films. In fact, La Jetée . . . Read more »