Director: Errol Morris. 88 min. Rated G. UK/Japan/USA. Documentary.
Amazing how whenever I think "this is why movies are made", it's on the occasion of a film that materializes on-screen the wildest fantasy, scientific or sci-fi phenomenon. Here we have a film about a man, our greatest living mind, interspersed with schematics and animations about his far-reaching theories about the universe, while family and friends offer perspectives on what a 'normal' guy he is. And of all genres ... it's a documentary! The result, combined with Philip Glass' ever-haunting music, is a picture of fascination and awe, of this disfigured, disabled man. Errol Morris has done it again.
PS: Thank you, Ali S. - if you hadn't pushed me to read the book ... I would have never seen the film!
PPS: Mohi and JZ - you need to see this film.