Films Fit For a Queen

TAKASHI SEIDA

The Fountain

The history of movie romance is the story of beautiful people with terrible problems. That also could be a description of The Fountain, one of the entries at the 63rd Venice Film Festival. In this ambitious epic from Darren Aronofsky, writer-director of the critical favorites Pi and Requiem for a Dream, medical scientist Hugh Jackman races [an error occurred while processing this directive] through time and space to discover the Tree of Life and save his beloved, Rachel Weisz, from death by cancer.

In real life, or what passes for it at a film festival, neither star could save The Fountain...

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