Past Forward depicts the same story of three different women, replayed in shifting combinations. There is a parallax view in which scenes and characters repeat and morph. The viewer is left to decode what is experience, what is memory, what is dream and to figure out the overlap and differences between them. Miuccia Prada challenged David O. Russell to make a work of cinema, so he let go of his creativity and created characters as elements of a complex collage. Being free from normal narrative or audience expectations, he made a work of art. Just like the effect that art can have on people, this movie will grab each person’s attention in a different way and leave the gaps open, for you to fill in.