Written by brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, and directed by Christoper, Interstellar is an epic science fiction film which features a team of astronauts, who travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Shot on anamorphic 35 mm and IMAX 70 mm, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow and Michael Caine, the film looks simply amazing. The realisation of the space and the space travel is great and really clever from many point of views, though there are some “imperfections” that are inevitably notable from all of those with a basic background in aerospace and astronomy. Minor things like the docking of the spaceship to the mother ship, which is way to fast respect the reality, but obviously this is nothing compared to the greatness of scenes such as the supermassive rotating black hole, which is breathtaking.

The story is simple and well narrated, but the end is a bit too “Hollywood” and less “creative”. I must admit that the first time I watched it I was a bit disappointed, as I was expecting a more thoughtful, philosophical and mystical kind of film, something more close to 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the second time I watched I have really enjoyed it and appreciated it, as in that occasion I was prepared to consider it as a great piece of entertainment.

Great acting performances, in particular the one of Matthew McConaughey, whose career is going incredibly well, because of his commitment to serious roles.

A special mention goes to Hans Zimmer, who managed to create an original soundtrack which, in my opinion, is one of the best compositions ever made for a film. My favorite scene is the one in which the mother ship passes close to Saturn… a pure piece of art where image and sound majestically fuse together, creating a unique sense of time, peace, thought and richness.

Once again Christopher Nolan demonstrated to be an amazing director with the distinctive skills and ability to transform create an entertaining film in well crafted piece of “art”.

I had the pleasure to meet Christopher, though we haven’t got the chance to speak properly, but as I said to him, I am already looking forward to watch his next film, as each one of them is a unique gem.

Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_(film)

Official website: https://interstellar.withgoogle.com/

Christopher Nolan and Giacomo Mantovani

 Giacomo Mantovani and Christopher Nolan

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