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La Jetée + The Blood of a Poet (15)

+ Presentation with Nicky Clayton & Clive Wilkins

A still from Chris Marker's La jetee

Prof Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins explore the shifting nature of memory, questioning our assumptions about how time unfolds before a screening of two classic French short films. 

Blood of a Poet

Jean Cocteau's enigmatic first feature is a fascinatingly surrealist tour-de-force, exploring the 'inner self' of the poet within a series of imaginary events.

Through his experimentation with trick photography and the technical capabilities of film, Cocteau created unique, strange and sometimes disturbing images. This visual poetry combined with liberal doses of theatrical camp make a rich and fascinating film.

+ La Jeteé

A sci-fi classic made almost entirely of stills, La Jeteé brings to life the post-apocalyptic story of a man obsessed with an image from his past. It won first prize at the 1963 Trieste Film Festival, and was the inspiration behind Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys. 


France 1930 Dir Jean Cocteau 53 min

France 1962 Dir Chris Marker 28 min



Installation photo of Google DevArt artists at Digital Revolution

Watch: Google DevArt - Art Made with Code

DevArt celebrates art made with code, by developers using technology as their canvas and code as their raw material to create innovative, interactive digital art installations, as seen in Digital Revolution

a black and white photo of philip glass in london at the barbican centre

Listen: Philip Glass at 75

For this rare interview, the great American composer chats to Ben Eshmade in a London cab, ahead of the celebrations for his 75th birthday at the Barbican Centre in London. 

a great photo of a woman in the launderette of the barbican estate from a film produced by ila bêka and louise lemoine


Discover the personalities, lifestyle and architecture that bring the Barbican to life in Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine's feature length-film, Barbicania.

Barbican Cinema 3