Thursday, April 12, 2012

La Jetée

In postwar bombed out Paris, a man haunted by a childhood vision of a woman is imprisoned, experimented on, and sent to time travel with the hopes of merging the past and the future in the present. "La Jetee" is a highly original short film which tells a bizarre and highly engaging story using narration on top of mostly pictures and very little, if any, live footage. 33 years after its release, Terry Gilliam would directly remake this movie into "12 Monkeys". Here you can watch this hypnotic film, in two parts: