Dir. Darren Aronofsky. 2006, 96 mins. 35mm. With Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn. Blending elements of fantasy, romance, and science fiction, the ambitious and dazzling The Fountain forms an intersection between three stories—from the past, the present, and the future—about men on their tumultuous quest for eternal love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher looks for a botanical cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that is wrapped in a nebula.
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