THE FOUNTAIN (15)
D: Darren Aronofsky
Warner Bros./Regency/Protozoa (Eric Watson, Arnon Milchan & Iain Smith)
USA 🇺🇸 2006
W: Darren Aronofsky
DP: Matthew Libatique
Ed: Jay Rabinowitz
Mus: Clint Mansell
PD: James Chinlund
Hugh Jackman (Tom Creo / Tomas / Tommy), Rachel Weisz (Izzy Creo / Isabel), Ellen Burstyn (Dr. Lillian Guzetti), Mark Margolis (Father Avila)
Like all Darren Aronofsky film's, it's the sort of movie you really need to be in the mood for. Unless you really immerse yourself in it, you won't enjoy it... at all.
My first attempt to watch it resulted in my falling asleep.
On a second attempt some years later I managed to watch it all the way through.
It's an incredibly deep movie, with three simultaneous stories spanning centuries, all with a common thread regarding the fountain of youth and similarities which span generations.
Although the narrative is rather confusing, I have to tip my hat to the visionary style, cinematography and fantastic music. Recommended especially to those who also enjoyed Cloud Atlas (qv), which has variations on similar themes.