French filmmaker Chris Marker’s landmark film of 1962, La Jetée, is a photo-roman — it plays out as a series of still images. And the story is told through voice over narration:

‘This is the story of a man marked by an image from his childhood.’ A memory has haunted the hero of the tale since his childhood — the image of a woman and that of the killing of a man, at the jetty of the airport Orly in Paris. There is the timeless theme of star-crossed lovers, against the backdrop of an underground camp in a world completely…

Foad Mir

Writer and film maker

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