Film noir has never been so labyrinthine. Leonard is a mystery even to himself. Expensively-suited, driving a chic sports car, yet living precariously in seedy motels, he seems to be on a desperate quest to find his wife's killer and avenge her death. The structure of Christopher Nolan's fascinatingly original second film is determinedly non-linear. It is edited like a random pile of mosaic tiles, but when the last one has snapped into place, a surprise sets the whole intrigue in motion again. Rated R. 113 minutes.
Presented by the UM Department of Screen Arts and Cultures as part of the Interior Vision Film Series.
Added by mitten on November 21, 2005