Directed by Chris Marker
And I thought the last movie was weird.
All right, so maybe this one wasn't so much a film as a 28 minute powerpoint presentation that inspired 12 Monkeys.
Surprisingly, I will not rag on it too much. Actually, it was a pretty enjoyable half hour and probably the most fun I have ever had with an experimental film before (although that bar is not particularly high).
This is a story of a man who is sent back in time after the apocalyptic Third World War. He is forever haunted by a woman he saw on a pier as a boy. There is romance, action, and a very cool twist. It actually sounds like a pretty standard sci fi movie, except for the fact that almost the entire movie is told in camera stills.
If the film didn't have such a brilliant plot, I would think the format was pretentious and tedious. However, the whole movie was quite beautiful and before you know it, you don't even notice the style.
A risky but excellent film.