La Jetée

dir. Chris Marker

La Jetée

dir. Chris Marker

La Jetée

dir. Chris Marker

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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Chris Marker's immensely influential science-fiction classic is one of the cinema's most profound meditations on time and memory.

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Called "very possibly the greatest science fiction movie yet made" by Pauline Kael and remade by Terry Gilliam as 12 Monkeys, La Jetée influenced countless films of the last half century. After the Third World War has devastated Paris, scientists trap a man in the catacombs below the city and subject him to experiments which force him to confront the moment of his death on a deserted pier at Orly Airport. Deeply influenced by Alain Resnais and his themes of time, memory and death, La Jetée examines the status of the (still and, in the film's key moment, moving) image.