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Nonlinearity

According to Einstein, “the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion," and these filmmakers would agree. Transcending the plot structure of beginning, middle and end, this week’s films all feature storytelling that warps the conventions of time.

German movie from 1998: Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

Tom Tykwer
1998 Germany
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English movie from 2001: Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

David Lynch
2001 France, United States
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English movie from 1988: Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Terence Davies
1988 United Kingdom, West Germany
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Spanish movie from 2016: A Monster with a Thousand Heads

A Monster with a Thousand Heads

Rodrigo Plá
2016 Mexico
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English movie from 2020: Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty

Craig Roberts
2020 United Kingdom
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English movie from 2021: Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho

Edgar Wright
2021 United Kingdom
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