2 items from 2015
Director: Roland Joffe.
Running Time: 105 minutes
Synopsis: A love story set over parallel universes, a scientist (Hartnett) exploring the depths for lost treasures ends up in a coma. From there we are transported to India during Britain’s attempts to turn vast stretches of land into its empire. Here, a Scottish soldier (also Hartnett), falls for an Indian warrior who has visions.
Romance and quantum physics are unlikely, but rewarding, bedfellows. They can also be very divisive, as proved by 2006’s The Fountain. The idea of love spanning time and universes is something that could be very sappy and overly sentimental, but it appears that Roland Joffe shows all of the charm and understanding that Darren Aronofsky was able to slide into his similarly themed tale. This is quite the relief given that Joffe »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The career of of British filmmaker Roland Joffé is a strange one. A television director for a decade in the U.K., he earned a Best Director Oscar nomination for his first (The Killing Fields) and second (The Mission) films. That was thirty years ago. Since then, the man has directed nine features, all received lukewarm at best (Fat Man and Little Boy, […] »
- Dan Mecca
2 items from 2015
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