Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
|Release Date||:||September 6, 2006|
|Genres||:||Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros., Muse Entertainment Enterprises, Protozoa Pictures, New Regency Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Darren Aronofsky, Kimi Webber|
|Writers||:||Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Darren Aronofsky|
|Casts||:||Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie, Fernando Hernandez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Donna Murphy, Ethan Suplee, Richard McMillan, Lorne Brass, Boyd Banks, Kevin Kelsall|
|Plot Keywords||:||brain tumor, operation, queen, love of one's life, surgeon, tree, dying and death, transience, immortality, maya civilization, monkey, conquest|
"TheFountain" is a story tackling three different time periods. Tomas (Hugh Jackman) is a 16th century Conquistador on a bloody hunt though a hidden Mayan temple to retrieve sap from the mythical Tree of Life for his queen (Rachel Weisz), who is desperate for immortality. In 2005, Tom (Jackman) is a doctor frenetically searching for the cure to cancer to save the life of his wife Izzi (Weisz), who is in the final throes of her battle with death. Five hundred years later, Tom travels through space on a quest to reach the place of tranquility that Izzi spoke fondly of, using the Tree as a device to get him to the answers he needs to rest his weary mind....
In performances that can only be described as exquisite, Jackman and Weisz assist their director in opening up this knotty story through their soulful and romantic interpretations of desperation and peace. Essentially playing one lost soul, Jackman foams with remarkable anguish as he performs three separate interpretations of duty, handing in career-defining work. Weisz is the face of love in "The Fountain," lending the film a flowering emotional core of the film.
The Fountain" is masterful on so many unique levels, presenting a demanding filmgoing experience that should elicit a grand sense of awe on an emotional and spiritual level unlike anything you've seen this year.
Aronofsky has out done himself again....