The director of this film, Chris Marker, died this week at the age of 91. He is one of the biggest names in avant-garde cinema and French cinema. La Jetee is one of his most famous works. It's an extraordinary, one of a kind film that tells the tale of a time-traveler trying to prevent a nuclear holocaust from happening told almost entirely through black & white still pictures (except for one shot, see if you can spot it!) and poetic narration. It blew me away and taught me about the power almost purely visual cinema. If the plot sounds familiar, it's because the Terry Gilliam film 12 Monkeys starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt is based on this extraordinary film. R.I.P. Chris Marker.