Films byTexts by Chris Marker
Chris Marker, 1962, 28’

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

opening of La jetée


Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme, 1963, 165’

Le joli mai is a portrait of Paris and its inhabitants in the month of May, 1962. Although the war with Algeria officially ended and a promise of peace and prosperity fills the springtime air, the spectre of the war still looms.


Chris Marker, 1983, 104’

“Because I know that time is always time

And place is always and only place”

T.S. Eliot


“Omdat ik weet: tijd is voortdurend tijd

En plaats altijd en alleen maar plaats ...”

Chris Marker, 1993, 120’

Chris Marker brings hommage to his friend and mentor Alexander Medvedkin. Doing so he considers the fate of communism and his own shortcomings.