26.10.08

The Fountain (2006) - What if you could live forever?...


This sunday we decided to stay in and relax while watching a film. We chose "The Fountain". At first, I wasn't prepared to see such a film. This is the sort of film that not only makes you think a great deal but it also makes we feel like wanting to be in silence, quietly absorbing every possible idea it explores. It is by far a mind troubling work of art. If you want an easy film, do not watch it. If you enjoy films that make you think, explore numerous possibilities and still leave you with a feeling of unsatisfaction for not being able to fully unveil its significance... than this movie is for you.

Wonderful performances both by Hugh and Rachel. His performance was, in my view, the most intense and complete as an actor I have seen from him so far. Her's I would state as equally good as her role in Constantine (2005), but perhaps more powerful and enigmatic.


Just to give you a taste of it, here's a plot summary:

"Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed." (as summarised by J. Hayley in IMDB)

9 comments:

[Cassandra] said...

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Cromossoma X said...
Ola!! brigada pla messagem no meu cantinho... na sextaa Fatima vai a' embaixada e logo perguntara!!!

de qualquer modo... muito, muito obrigada!!
27/10/08 09:32

[Cassandra] said...

Marshmallow said...
Olá vim cá ter através de alguns blogs que ando a seguir e gostei .Ainda não vi esse filme mas pareceu-me interessante. Vou ver se o encontro.
27/10/08 11:56

[Cassandra] said...

Obrigada pelas tuas palavras. És muito bem-vinda.
By the way... és recém-chegada?

See ya.
27/10/08 12:07

[Cassandra] said...

Marshmallow said...
Já cá estou há quase 4 anos, estou a tentar criar o meu blog mas a verdade é que não sou muito entendida nestas coisas. Se quiseres contacta-me para o meu email sandra.m.melo@hotmail.co.uk
Bjs
27/10/08 14:17

[Cassandra] said...

Restelo said...
Agora estou curiosa...
17/11/08 21:15

[Cassandra] said...

Vale a pena ver, Restelo. Se o conseguires arranjar algures, aconselho vivamente. :)

17/11/08 21:42

[Cassandra] said...

PsiPages said...
Obrigada pela visita :)
Fiquei curiosa em relação ao filme :)

Beijinhos
18/11/08 13:05

[Cassandra] said...

Ainda bem, PsiPages. Obrigada por apareceres também. Beijinhos.

18/11/08 13:16