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3,489 Ratings

Sans soleil

Directed by Chris Marker
France, 1983
  • English, French
  • English, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Turkish


An experimental travelogue, Sans soleil weaves together footage from all over the world to take the viewer on a philosophical journey into the nature of time and memory.

Our take

How to describe such an indescribable film? Chris Marker’s San Soleil is cinema as a stream-of-consciousness, the journey of an unseen hero around the globe and through the mind. Today, it is considered a pantheon masterpiece, a film that breaks free of documentary form into a world of its own.

Sans soleil Directed by Chris Marker

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1983 | 2 honorable mentions including: OCIC Award (Forum of New Cinema)

BFI London Film Festival

1983 | Winner: Sutherland Trophy

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