After days of teasers, today we were able to finally see the full film and I must say it’s a cinematic masterpiece, so beautiful. Allison wears a blonde wig in the film and gives a very solid performance for this short film for Prada directed by David O. Russell. The full 12-minute, black-and-white silent film was screened at a private event in Los Angeles this week and was released worldwide on Thursday morning.
Past Forward is a multi-platform short film collaboration between Miuccia Prada and American writer/director David O. Russell. Acclaimed for his films such as American Hustle, The Fighter, and Silver Linings Playbook, Russell imagined Past Forward as a “cinema poem,” a surreal, futuristic silent dreamscape with multiple actors replaying scenes in shifting combinations. The result is an unreliable story, a parallax view wherein the scenarios, characters, costumes, genres, and endings, repeat and morph, refusing the logic of conventional narrative. Russell creates characters as elements of a complex collage, the viewer is left to decode what is experience, what is memory, what is dream, and discern the overlap and differences between them.