La Jetée

La Jetée ★★★★★

"This is the story of a man marked by an image from his childhood."

I wasn't a child when I first saw Chris Marker's La Jetée -- on a double bill with Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys, appropriately enough -- but it is definitely a film that marked me. How a 28-minute short made up almost entirely of still images could be such a moving experience is one of the greatest mysteries cinema has offered us.