Following (1998, GBR) B&W-69m. ** D: Christopher Nolan. Starring Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan, Dick Bradsell. Debut feature from the maker of MEMENTO (2000) is low-budget, but contains intriguing ideas. An aspiring writer (Theobald) spends his time following people, soon makes the acquaintance of suave burglar Haw, who breaks into the homes of the people he follows. Interesting non-linear narrative, but direction is too self-conscious and the actors not always convincing. Written by director Nolan.

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