Chris Marker, the cinemaʼs globetrotter/essayist par excellence, travelled between Japan, Africa and Iceland to create his masterpiece Sans Soleil. Refiltering and synthesizing sounds and images with astonishing fluidity, Marker dissolves the distinctions between fiction and non-fiction film, offering the viewer the extraordinary sensation of simultaneously spanning the globe and being enclosed within someoneʼs mind.
"No two people will come away from Sans Soleil with the same impression, nor will a solitary viewer's multiple viewings yield the same experience. Marker's film prefigures multimedia and... approximates the experience of being trapped inside the Internet and making radical leaps of associative connection...only Marker typically prefigured the technology." - Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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.
"One of the best of all SF films is this haunting, apocalyptic 27-minute French short by the great Chris Marker." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader