Online Retrospective: Chris Marker

We introduce one of the most prominent French artists of the 20th century and film director of the French New Wave. Throughout his life, Marker explored film as a medium and experimented with its form; his work reflects the technological development of cinema while merging film, new media and the internet. He was a leftist artist who voiced his provocative opinion on the current social and political events in his films. His work is imbued with the recurrent themes of time, memory and nostalgia.

DAFilms presents a cross section of the work of the writer, photographer and explorer, ranging from Sunday in Peking from 1956 through his most renowned documentary essay Sunless and The Pier which inspired Terry Gilliam to make his cult film 12 Monkeys to one of the most famous cyberpunk films Level Five from 1997.

Read an interview with Bamchade Pourvali, French film critic and author of Marker’s biography.

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