‘Hindsight‘ is a story of love and betrayal coming from writer Meganne Krocker and director Michael Davis. While Joey is lying down in a bath of blood, things start moving backwards raising the gun from the floor and putting it in Emily’s hands. What happened? This is a film originally structuring the story by rewinding the events and building the twists and the suspense they bring along in reverse. This choice of telling the story has a special talent of raising question to the viewer’s mind and triggering reflection forcing the public to try and exchange places with the characters whose dramas they witness. The two filmmakers dismiss the classical approach of narrating the drama by trying to focus not on what’s left after things have been consumed but on what might have come of it all if they were avoided in the first place. It is impossible not to sympathise with Emily and think: ‘what if she could really take it all back?’. It is inevitable not to think about what things would have looked like if Joey made a different choice and it is eventually haunting to see where it all started.
All characters in ‘Hindsight’ are in a way given a second chance to have their lives relived and the choice is left at hand for the viewer. Their short ‘existence’ is dominated by desire, instincts and primal impulses. It is in fact a good analysis of human reaction and behaviour under psychological and emotional pressure.