Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2000, 113 min.). 35mm.
Nolan’s reputation as a mind-bending auteur was cemented with the release of Memento, a noir-style mystery that set a precedent for innovative storytelling by unspooling its narrative events in reverse order. Leonard (Guy Pearce) is hell-bent on finding the man who murdered his wife. This task is made infinitely more difficult by his amnesic condition, which prevents him from making new memories. Whenever he discovers new information about the crime, Leonard makes a record by tattooing it on his own skin or taking a Polaroid photo. Using this convoluted system, he begins to uncover more than he ever wanted to know about the events of his past.