Video artist Omer Fast’s debut fictional feature, adapted from Tom McCarthy’s cult experimental novel, follows a man who loses his memory after being injured in a freak accident. After waking from a coma, he physically reconstructs his lone fragmentary memory, hiring actors to play the scene over and over in hopes that it will tell him who he is. But as scraps of other memories present themselves and the man becomes ever more desperate to reconnect to life, his reenactments grow increasingly complicated and risky, leading him to an unsolved crime and the secret of his undoing.
Presented in association with the exhibition Robert Grosvenor, on view at the Renaissance Society through April 9.
(Omer Fast, UK, 2015, 97 min., DCP)
Co-presented by The Renaissance Society.