Chris Marker‘s Bestiaire, three short video haiku:
Bestiaire 1. Chat écoutant la musique
Bestiaire 2. An owl is An owl is an owl
Bestiaire 3. Zoo Piece
Simple meditations that reveal a more intimate side to the enigmatic director, best known for La jetée (1962) (which later inspired Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys) and Sans Soleil (1983). Marker has said of his work:
‘The process of making films in communion with oneself, the way a painter works or a writer, need not now be solely experimental. Contrary to what people say, using the first-person in films tends to be a sign of humility: All I have to offer is myself.’
Now in his nineties, Marker the “mercurial international man of semiotic mystery” continues to work, details of which can be found here.
Bonus documentary on Chris Marker from 1999.
Previously on Dangerous Minds