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Memento is a 2000 American psychological and neo-noir film written and by Christopher Nolan. It was adapted from his younger brother Jonathan's short , Memento Mori. The movie is presented as two different sequences of : a series in black-and-white that are shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse . The two sequences "meet" at the end of the film, producing one common story. It stars Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, a man with a form of that impairs his ability to store new . The opening credits show the end of the story, when Leonard commits murder. This killing is probably Leonard’s for the rape and murder of his wife.

Memento on September 5, 2000, at the Venice International Film Festival to acclaim. It received a similar response when it was in European theaters starting in October 2000. Critics especially praised its , nonlinear storytelling structure and its treatment of the of memory, perception, grief, self-deception, and revenge. The film was successful at the box and received numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Original Screenplay and Film Editing. It didn’t win any Oscars, but won 13 for Best Screenplay and five awards for Best Picture from various film critic associations and .



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