1963. France. Directed by Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme. Narrated by Simone Signoret. An attempt to capture the vérité of French society at the end of the Algerian War. In French; English subtitles. 156 min.
1962. France. Written and directed by Chris Marker. With Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux. A post-apocalyptic exercise in science fiction, using still images. In French; English subtitles.
Though he was a documentarian, Chris Marker (1921–2012), was among the most idiosyncratic of filmmakers, perhaps more essayist than artist. In these films, two of his earliest and most well known works, he gives a sense of why Alain Resnais called him “the prototype of the twenty-first-century man.”