The Fountain


This ambitious sci-fi yarn examines what it means to be immortal. Spanning 1000 years at 500-year intervals, we follow three separate plotlines. The first involves a scientist trying to find a cure for his sick wife. Back in the 1600s, Queen Isabel has dispatched a conquistador to find the elusive Tree of Life. And in the distant future, a lone spaceman tends a mysterious tree. This is a difficult film which rewards some effort from the viewer.

96 minutes.
No persons under 16.
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, On the art circuit

Showtimes

How can I drink a tree?
How can I drink a tree?

Credits

Cast
Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie, Fernando Hernandez, Cliff Curtis, Sean Patrick Thomas
Director
Darren Aronofsky
ScreenplayDarren Aronofsky, Ari Handel
MusicClint Mansell
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
EditingJay Rabinowitz
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2006
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Epsilon Motion Pictures, New Regency Pictures, Protozoa Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequently mild used in context
NudityNone
SexInfrequently implied
ViolenceInfrequently mild and dramatised
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe complexity in the theme arises because of being able to understand and transcend the three lifetimes, the then, the now, and the hope for the future.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
0
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo
10
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
13
ScreenIt
8

What the People say

Internet
7047 Netizens
15

Average .. 57%

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