Chris Marker (1921-2012) – French film essayist, one of the main representatives of the school of new documentary filmmaking. Marker is known for his critical-poetic narrative and political film format. His creations were inspired by Avant-garde cinema. He was a friend and a promoter of the Soviet filmmaker Alexander Medvedkin, to whom he dedicated the film The Last Bolshevik (France, 1992). Chris Marker's photo-film La Jetée (France, 1962) made him famous in North America and established his place in underground filmmaking. Hollywood remade the film as 12 Monkeys. His film Sans Soleil (France, 1983) remains the subject of cinematic contemplation to this day. In 1988 he shot film footage in Georgia. Starting in the 1980s, he produced multimedia projects in addition to films. He made about 60 films.