Atul Taishete’s REWIND at Locarno Intl Film Fest
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REWIND - Maybe the world's first true reverse film opening at the 60th Locarno international film festival Switzerland on August 5, 2007
Made in India, REWIND is possibly the world's first true reverse film. In the sense that in REWIND, the film starts from the end and goes to the beginning.
There have been other films like Christopher Nolan's MEMENTO and director Gaspar Noe's brutal French film IRREVERSIBLE. But all these films are not genuine reverse films. In all these films, the scenes are reverse that is scene 100 will play first followed by scene 99, 98, and so on but within the scenes (say scene 100), the scene will play straight.
REWIND avoids precisely that. REWIND tries to take the form of Christopher Nolan's MEMENTO further. In REWIND, the scenes are reverse, and within the scenes too, the action is in reverse.
REWIND is opening on August 5, 2007 at the 60th Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland, a festival as old as Cannes and Venice and one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe. It has also been selected at the Montreal World Film Festival, Canada, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, USA.