La Jetée

Beauty and danger, frame by frame.

Put together almost entirely from still frames, with just a brief burst of motion at one point, Chris Marker’s short film inspired 12 Monkeys, and stands as a true landmark of sci-fi cinema.

As Paris struggles to recover from World War III, which drove survivors underground, scientists try to crack the time travel code, hoping to change their fate.

Our hero is a haunted man, his jagged memories of a violent, but largely-unremembered childhood incident key to his ability to slip through time.

What painful truths await? That would be telling.

Watch for yourself.

 

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