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Published online: 02 April 2014

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The Whitechapel Gallery in London opens the first UK retrospective of the French film-maker Chris Marker on 16 April. In this clip from his 1989 television series The Owl’s Legacy, Marker compares the dark and quiet movie theatre to Plato’s allegory of the cave, where prisoners have a hard time distinguishing images from reality.