La Jetée

La Jetée ★★★★

Chris Marker only needed a narrator, an ominous score, and a succession of still images to create a captivating, atmospheric, poignant, and philosophically intriguing science fiction short film. The concept clearly isn´t for everyone, but you have to respect the originality, creativity, and excellent execution of the project. “La Jetée” is a mesmerizing, eerie, and haunting cinematic gem and definitely up there with “Un Chien Andalou” as one of the most unique and influential short films of all time. It´s also the major inspiration for Terry Gilliam´s cult film “12 Monkeys”, so for that reason alone you should check it out.

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