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La jetée

Chris Marker Frankreich, 1962

FilmEdie's rating of the film Am Rande des Rollfelds

A 'photo novel' - I can tell you this now that I've seen one - sits somewhere between a film and a dream, and probably closer to the latter. Still images upon which we impose continuity. It's as much a tribute to our minds as to Marker that the format works so well. His genius is in using it to explore the implications - the fragility of linear time, when the choice, or the privilege, of continuity is threatened.