Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest of vengeance to find out who murdered his wife. His pursuit is compounded by the rare and untreatable form of memory loss he suffers from. Shelby uses notes and tattoos to aid his trip (and ours) down his memory lane.
A murder mystery told through non-linear timelines, Christopher Nolan’s breakthrough film is now a fascinating example of a director discovering and refining career-long obsessions and techniques. But most importantly, Memento is endlessly inventive, perfectly calibrated, and emotionally rich.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
David Lynch, 1997, United States
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan
Kinji Fukasaku, 2000, Japan
Park Chan-wook, 2003, South Korea
Michael Haneke, 2005, France
Pedro Almodóvar, 2004, Spain
Fernando Meirelles,Kátia Lund, 2002, Brazil