MUBI is holding a Chris Marker retrospective this summer.
One of cinema’s most distinct auteurs, Marker is best known to film fans as the director of La Jetee, one of the most important sci-fi films of all time.
The 1962 classic, naturally, kicked off the season on Wednesday 8th July, with another title from the director’s career added every week. Yesterday, it was followed by 1983’s Sans Soleil, which whisks us around the world, a journey that is narrated by a woman who reads out letters that may or may not be real.
Next week, 1997’s Level Five will be added on Wednesday 22nd July, followed by, on 29th July, 2004’s The Case of the Grinning Cat, Marker’s feature-length documentary that looks at Paris during the millennium and the youth protesting the Iraq war. The date marks the director’s birthday, at which point all four films will be streaming on MUBI.
The subscription VOD service releases a new film every day, with each film available for 30 days, before being removed once again. On 7th August, therefore, La Jetee will leave the MUBI line-up, which means that you will have 16 days in the middle of the retrospective for a Marker quadruple bill.
For more information, head to www.mubi.com/markermonth, or for our weekly round-up of new and upcoming MUBI titles, click here.