Chris Marker

La Jetée

La Jetée

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 Info

  • Chris Marker
  • France
  • 1963
  • 27 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.66:1
  • French

Available In

Collector's Set

La Jetée/Sans Soleil

La Jetée/Sans Soleil

Blu-Ray Box Set

1 Disc

$31.96

Collector's Set

La Jetée/Sans Soleil

La Jetée/Sans Soleil

DVD Box Set

1 Disc

$31.96

La Jetée
Cast
Hélène Chatelain
The woman
Davos Hanich
The man
Jacques Ledoux
André Heinrich
Jacques Branchu
Pierre Joffroy
Étienne Becker
Philbert von Lifchitz
Ligia Borowczyk
Janine Klein
Bill Klein
Germano Facetti
Credits
Director
Chris Marker
Editing
Jean Ravel
Voice
James Kirk
Music
Trevor Duncan (Editions Boosey and Hawkes)
choirs from
The Russian Cathedral of Paris
direction by
Piotr V. Spassky

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