in about 100 words or less
US 169m, Colour
Director: Christopher Nolan; Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Matt Damon, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn
Interstellar is a visually stunning and superbly scored science fiction epic about the last days on earth and the astronauts who travel to a distant galaxy to find a home for what is left of humanity. With a challenging story that is monumental in scale, it is the personal motivations of the ship’s pilot and his heartrending relationship with his daughter that provides the emotional glue which holds the film together. Their relationship is also the main plot device that carries humanity’s fate and which is the basis of the film’s emotional power. A beautiful blend of fiction, science and drama, Interstellar is an incredibly ambitious and intensely engaging film (Klaus Ming March 2015).