La Jetée

La Jetée

Directed by Chris Marker • 1963 • France

Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Marker's LA JETÉE is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images.

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La Jetée
  • La Jetée

    Directed by Chris Marker • 1963 • France

    Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement ...

Extras

  • LA JETÉE Alternate French Audio

    Chris Marker created unique English and French narration tracks for LA JETÉE and prefers that the film be experienced in the language the viewer is more familiar with. The different tracks are not direct translations of each other or synched to the images in exactly the same way. The french audio...

  • Jean-Pierre Gorin on LA JETÉE

    In 2005, filmmaker, writer, and educator Jean-Pierre Gorin spoke with the Criterion Collection about LA JETÉE and the work of director Chris Marker. His observations are presented here.

  • Chris on Chris

    This short piece on director Chris Marker from 2007 was made by the London-based film critic Chris Darke, who has written on all aspects of moving-image culture.

  • On VERTIGO

    VERTIGO features prominently in director Chris Marker’s 1983 SANS SOLEIL, but Alfred Hitchcock’s film also exerts an influence on LA JETÉE, which Marker made twenty years earlier. This excerpt from the contemporary French television series “Court-circuit (le magazine)” explores Marker’s ongoing f...

  • Mira Nair on LA JETEE

  • Rian Johnson on LA JETÉE

  • David Bowie’s “Jump They Say”

    This brief excerpt from the contemporary French television series “Court-circuit (le magazine)” looks at David Bowie’s 1993 music video “Jump They Say”—directed by Mark Romanek and shot by Harris Savides—and the ways it pays homage to LA JETÉE.