Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday night film selection: The Fountain

I've been a fan of Darren Aronofsky long before this year's mass hysteria of the Black Swan and The Wrestler the year before. I admire his unique style and vision. He manages to leave his distinct mark on every piece he's directed, much like Tim Burton or David Lynch.
So The Fountain. This movie is like a Pollock painting, it's not meant to be understood but rather experienced for it's intricate beauty. The story is non linear and spans over a thousand years as we witness three different incarnations of the same two people. In each of the scenarios Thomas or Tommy tries to save the woman he loves from dying, only to discover in the end that it is she that rescues him from the ultimate demise.
A story that addresses profound existential questions such as life, death, love and the meaning of our life on this planet.

This time, instead of a clip from the movie, an interview with Hugh Jackman, who plays the lead.


  1. Will have to see this! I love Hugh, Black Swan, and The Wrestler. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Enjoy your Friday night film reviews,this sounds very interesting on my list to watch.Ida

  3. Mandy: I think this movie doesn't have a middle ground. I believe one either likes it or hates it. I know, it all sounds a bit dramatic ;-)

    Ida: Thanks a million!!! This post series seems to get the least comments, but I stuck with it anyway and I am delighted to hear that people read the posts even if they don't comment.