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Films of our lives

Across the Universe

USA, UK | 2007 | 133 min. | Colour
Across the Universe
Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor recently directed an acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1998, she won the Tony® Award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Lion King. Other Broadway credits include Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass, and The Green Bird. Off-Broadway, she has directed Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, and The Transposed Heads. Taymor’s films include Titus, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange; Frida, starring Salma Hayek, Across the Universe, and her Helen Mirren-starring adaptation of The Tempest. Taymor has also directed opera, including Oedipus Rex with Jessye Norman, The Magic Flute, and Elliot Goldenthal's Grendel.
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Film Synopsis
"Giovanna Fulvi's pick"

A rock opera inspired by the Beatles songs that run through it and a love story that unfolds against the backdrop of the ‘60s, the decade of anti-war protests, sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. A young couple, Jude and Lucy, get mixed up in the American countercultural movements coming to the fore and their leaders, Dr. Robert and Mr. Kite. Powerful forces beyond their control separate the two
lovers. To reunite, Jude and Lucy will have to struggle against formidable odds.
Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson