Nothing sorts out memories from ordinary moments. Later on they do claim remembrance when they show their scars. That face he had seen was to be the only peacetime image to survive the war. Had he really seen it? Or had he invented that tender moment to prop up the madness to come?
I’m writing quite a lengthy(ish) article about one of my favourite films La Jetee. If I get time this week I will upload a scan of an article written about the film for The Guardian by Brian Dillon. It was reading that article that got me to rewatch the film so it is the culprit for my reborn obsession with Marker’s films.
If you explore Google Video the full length film is available for free. It is available in a variety of translations so it might take you awhile to reack down the version you need.