One of the best of all SF films is this haunting, apocalyptic 27-minute French short by the great Chris Marker.
The soundtrack's texture is similarly sparse, and the fluid montage leads the viewer into the sensation of watching moving images. Until, that is, an extraordinary epiphany when an image genuinely does move.
I find it tediously pretentious, but there are striking images in it, and it does get across a vague impression of Frankensteinian meddling with the brain.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This is Marker's masterpiece.
| Original Score: 4/4