Thursday, June 1, 2017

BATTLE OF MEMORIES (2017) NYAFF 2017


A writer wishing to have his memories removed (kind of like ETERNAL SUNSHINE) finds that someone has implanted memories instead indicating that he is a murderer. With time ticking down before the memories become permanent he must race to discover who did it to him and why.

Solid if a tad too slowly paced film (why is this running at 10 PM?) is a nice change of pace for New York Asian Film Festival with a thoughtful science fiction thriller instead of a slam bang action one.  This is one of those film that is better than it's late night slot indicates and deserves to be seen outside of the crush of a festival where it is going to get lost. This is one of those films that takes a premise we've seen before, dresses it up in some fancy clothes (a techno steam punk) and then proceeds to bend the tale to its own ends and in unexpected ways.

I really liked this film a great deal and I want to revisit it down the road away from the crush of the rest of the festival..

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