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9,727 Ratings

La jetée

Directed by Chris Marker
France, 1962
Romance, Sci-Fi, Short
  • English, French
  • English, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Spanish


An influential and radical French sci-fi from 1962. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel.

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Chris Marker’s game-changing photo-roman is storytelling pared all the way back, an inventive distillation of cinema that demands you lean in to the image and inspect every frame. A recursive and sorrowful stream of fragments and memories, sci-fi sans SFX!

La jetée Directed by Chris Marker

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