‘Memory’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain And Peter Sarsgaard Are Damaged People In Search Of A Connection

Every year there’s at least one movie that seemingly comes out of nowhere to make an impact on the awards season. Could this year’s dark horse be Memory, Michel Franco’s new film that stars Jessica Chastain and Peter Sarsgaard? With the film hitting theaters next month, a new trailer has arrived that should help put it on a lot of people’s radars.

And no, this isn’t the forgettable Liam Neeson film Memory from last year. This looks much better than that.

Chastain stars as Sylvia, whose simple, structured life is blown wide open when she is followed home from a high school reunion by Saul. The doors to the past are revealed as the two are profoundly impacted by their surprise encounter.

The film debuted at Venice where it competed for the Golden Lion. Ultimately, Sarsgaard took home the Volpi Award for Best Actor based on his performance.

Also in the cast are Merritt Wever, Brooke Timber, Jessica Harpe, Josh Charles, and Elsie Fisher.

Franco last directed the 2021 drama Sundown with Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg, as well as the amazing, unflinching class warfare thriller New Order which is a must watch in my opinion.

Memory opens in theaters on December 22nd.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.