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Chris Marker dies at 91; avant-garde French filmmaker
Chris Marker dies at 91; avant-garde French filmmaker

Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st birthday. His death was confirmed by the French Culture Ministry, but the cause was not given. Marker, who worked well into his 80s, made more than two dozen films during a six-decade career. Known as a pioneer of the film essay, he was most admired for "La Jetee" (1962) and "Sans Soleil" (1983), which explored time, memory and history in an unconventional and evocative style. "La Jetee" ("The Jetty")...

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