Flashback (2021) is a recent French comedy about a modern-day lawyer who successfully defends a rapist and then through various magical means is sent to various periods in time, during which she comes to understand women’s rights. It’s actually quite topical given the shitshow going on with abortion rights in the U.S. right now! While it’s definitely a broad comedy, it does a good job making its political point — that women have had to fight like hell for the basic rights men have taken for granted throughout history. And overall, the costumes were solid!
The costumes were designed by Thierry Delettre (modern-set Before Sunset, as well as Cyrano, My Love; Eiffel; and two Three Musketeers films coming in 2023). Let’s take a look at the historical costumes in chronological order (not necessarily the order they appear in the film). Note that lead character “Charlie” is often dressed in the wrong period, because she’s jumping around from era to era.
You can catch Flashback on Amazon in the U.S., and I definitely recommend it!