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a photographic exhibition of stills from legendary film director Chris Marker’s film La Jetée
19th September – 9th October 2013
“This is the story of a man marked by an image from his childhood” (Chris Marker)
Alliance Française de Cork is pleased to present this exhibition as a tribute to Chris Marker, who passed away last year.
Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and digital multimedia artist, challenged audiences, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Marker’s La Jetée is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made and a mind-bending free-form travelogue. Set in a nuclear-devastated Paris in the near future La Jetée is “the story of a man marked by an image from his childhood”.
Shot in black and white and consisting almost entirely of still photographs, it imaginatively pares cinema down to its bare bones and twists our most cherished versions of reality inside out.
This exhibition featured in our 24th Cork French Film Festival, presented in Wandesford Quay Gallery (CIT) in collaboration with Argos Film and Cinetamaris, Paris.