This is Girlfriend’s first movie. Cute, huh? And no, I don’t know why the little guy gets in the boat and then goes backwards. Maybe it’s some sort of art film?
Director’s Cut: Girlfriend says: the reason the boat seems to go backwards is that guy is Willy Wonka and the boat is the SS Wonkatania. As you may remember, in the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), when Willy Wonka gets in the boat he faces the other people, who are facing forward. So, that means he is facing backwards.