Foul Sex, Civil War and More: 10 Highlights From This Year’s Fantasia Film Festival

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Pegged as “the world’s first scientific philosophical romance,” this wildly original, cerebral sci-fi treat is set in a parallel universe wherein humans emit precise frequencies that determine the courses of their lives (namely, career aspirations and opportunities for romance). Those with high frequencies, like child prodigy Marie-Curie, can expect good fortune and low empathy, while Isaac-Newton’s low frequency condemns him to a lifetime of calamities. Although they “repel like two high-powered magnets,” Isaac moves heaven and earth to get closer to Marie, his lifelong crush, by chemically tweaking their frequencies – an experiment with dire consequences. Brilliant storytelling that questions the notion of free will while championing human imagination.

Period9 Aug 2013

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  • TitleFoul Sex, Civil War and More: 10 Highlights From This Year’s Fantasia Film Festival
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletIndiewire
    Media typeWeb
    Date9/08/13
    DescriptionPegged as “the world’s first scientific philosophical romance,” this wildly original, cerebral sci-fi treat is set in a parallel universe wherein humans emit precise frequencies that determine the courses of their lives (namely, career aspirations and opportunities for romance). Those with high frequencies, like child prodigy Marie-Curie, can expect good fortune and low empathy, while Isaac-Newton’s low frequency condemns him to a lifetime of calamities. Although they “repel like two high-powered magnets,” Isaac moves heaven and earth to get closer to Marie, his lifelong crush, by chemically tweaking their frequencies – an experiment with dire consequences. Brilliant storytelling that questions the notion of free will while championing human imagination.
    Producer/AuthorMichael-Oliver Harding
    PersonsDarren Fisher