Following (Christopher Nolan, 2014) wr. Christopher Nolan
Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.
As Following teasingly confounds the viewer, it also unravels its mysteries through effectively moody acting (with Lucy Russell as the inevitable woman in the picture) and with agile hand-held camerawork that turns its spare look into an advantage. The look is admirable and so is the story of how Following was made. Shot on a year's worth of Saturdays while the principals held weekday jobs, and using the house of Mr. Nolan's parents as its principal location, it involved six months' worth of sporadic rehearsals before filming began. As a result, the actors convincingly carry off the before, during and after modes that the film eventually, and artfully, weaves together. Janet Maslin, New York Times.
Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 27 August, 2018 | Now: 27 August, 2018