One of the better movies I’ve seen recently.
If you are not looking for easy answers DON’T WATCH THE TRAILER!
And I mean it. Watch it after you see the movie!
Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
Starring: Jared Leto, Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley
The music is fantastic! It’s creating a story on its own at the same time complementing the movie.
There are also so many beautiful details and special effects. Amazing.
I’m hesitating if I should write more as I don’t want to spoil it for you. I don’t want my words to influence your perception. I guess I will write someting below trailer, so stop here and watch the movie, then I welcome you to come back and read what was important for me in it.
Let me start from saying that quantum physic and science in general are more and more penetrating the cinema. Ideas created by scientist are so hard to imagine, understand and absorb that they create a marvelous ground for imagination. I’m talking Matrix, Inception, Shutter Island etc
The scientific “base” fro this movie is string theory, time theory of relativity and concept what happens when the force of gravity no longer compensate for the expansion of the universe. It also challanges the idea of time and reality. Yes, quite confusing.
All of this is only a context to contemplate the problem of decision making. A choice between “YES” and “NO” but also Zugzwang. “When the only viable move is not to move”. I guess when we make choices we imagine what will the consequences of those choices be. Without it making decision would be impossible in some way, cos it wouldn’t matter what you choose.
Every path is the right path. Everything could’ve been anything else. And it would have just as much meaning.
People attach a great meaning to their lifes and decisions and feel a pressure to be right. Right about how does the World work, what is the best choice, how others should behave. I’ll ask you to serously consider the idea that there is no meaning. How does that make you feel? It makes me uncomfortable, but I’m going to try to experience it.
There comes a time in life where everything seems narrow. Choices have been made. I can only continue on. I know myself like the back of my hand. I can predict my every reaction. My life has been cast in cement with airbags and seatbelts. I’ve done everything to reach this point and now that I’m here, I’m fucking bored. The hardest thing is knowing whether I’m still alive. (…)
Before he was unable to make a choice because he didn’t know what would happen. Now that he knows what will happen, he is unable to make a choice.
On a personal note: how can you choose between your parents when you love them both the same?