La Jetée ★★★★½

Often imitated but never bettered, Chris Marker's 1962 sci-fi film made almost entirely of still black and white photographs is a triumph. With grainy images soundtracked by a brooding, mumbled voice over, La jetée tells the tale of a time traveller in a post nuclear war world, sent to 'rescue the present'. With a plot perfectly condensed into its approximate half hour running time, the perfect example of experimental, genre-defining cinema.