La Jetée

La Jetée ★★★★½

Eerie and powerful sci-fi told with pictures, and yet somehow it feels like it's moving. In a nuclear-wasted WWIII landscape, a man gets sent to the past and future as part of an experiment, trying to hold on to what's no longer there and ultimately getting screwed over. All shown with gritty, bleak photography that makes it feel like a real war-time documentary. Narration that really works and that tells the story in swift and impressive time.

I hold back a bit because I don't feel like every moment was completely powerful or tightly wound, but as a whole, it leaves quite an impact. Gotta love French experimenters - we wouldn't have gotten far without them.