Before Memento, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Prestige, Christopher Nolan directed the low-budget, 16 mm black-and-white neonoir Following. Criterion will be releasing the film which won’t be out until December 11, but you can pre-order it now online. Full synopsis of the story below.
Following is the fragmented tale of an unemployed young writer who trails strangers through London, hoping that they will provide inspiration for his first novel. He gets more than he bargained for when one of his unwitting subjects leads him down a dark criminal path. With gritty aesthetics and a made-on-the-fly vibe (many shots were simply stolen on the streets, unbeknownst to passersby), Following is a mind- bending psychological journey that shows the remarkable beginnings of one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers.