Darren Aronofsky stunned audiences with his adventurous debut
film pi - which Time Out said was 'smart enough to blow
your mind, with or without drugs'. His new film is a
science-fiction tale that astonishes with the boldness of its
ideas, and gatecrashes the senses in its execution.
Set well beyond the Star-Gate of Kubrick's film, The
Fountain is set in a spacecraft whose pilot has led two other
existences: one, as a scientist striving to find a cure for his
wife's terminal cancer; the other, as a Spanish conquistador in the
New World striving to find the Fountain of Youth for Queen
Isabella. Like Donnie Darko and Memento, the film
shifts backwards and forwards in time, culminating in a burst of
From the home-made bespoke world of pi, Darren Aronofsky now
steps onto the epic stage with a film that is bound to be one of
the most original of this year.