In the autumn of 1943, Stanisław Ulam (Philippe Tlokinski), a brilliant Polish mathematician, is invited to join a team of elite scientists in New Mexico for a top secret assignment: The Manhattan Project. In Thor Klein’s handsome biopic, titled after Ulam’s 1976 autobiography, we see Ulam as a conflicted genius. On the one hand, his research proves to have practical purposes: smaller nuclear explosions could, he posits, aid in outer space travel. On the other, his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb has Ulam and his wife (Esther Garrel) grappling with the ethical fallout of thermonuclear warfare. With a deftly calculated script that recalls Greek theater, and gorgeous, period-perfect production design, Adventures of a Mathematician gives audiences a unique look at the private life of an incredible mind and a truly explosive time in world history.
|Producers:||Lena Vurma, Joanna Szymanska, Paul Zischler, Nell Green|
|Cinematographers:||Tudor Vladimir Panduru|
|Editor:||Matthieu Taponier, Agnieszka Liggett|
|Cast:||Philippe Tlokinski, Joel Basman, Sam Keeley, Esther Garrel, Fabian Kociecki|
|Language:||in English and Polish with English subtitles|
|Running Time:||102 minutes|
|Premiere Status:||World Premiere|
|Director Filmography:||Lost Place (2013)|
|Primary Company:||Indie Sales|
guests in attendance
Director Thor Klein, producers Joanna Szymańska and Lena Vurma, and actors Philippe Tłokiński and Fabian Kocięcki are expected to be in attendance on January 5 and 6.