THE DISCOVERY

By Charlie MCDOWELL

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Romance - Completed 2017

Directed by Charlie McDowell, Rooney Mara stars in this gripping love story brought to us by the producers of Looper and The Place Beyond The Pines.

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Sundance Film Festival 2017
Premieres
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Romance, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Charlie MCDOWELL
    • Writer(s)
    • Charlie MCDOWELL
    • Producer(s)
    • Alex ORLOVSKY, James d STERN
    • Synopsis
    • What would you do if there was proof of an afterlife? The answer to this question is rivetingly explored in The Discovery, where world-renowned physicist Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) is able to scientifically prove the existence of an afterlife—but with dire consequences. His estranged son, Will (Jason Segel), tries to confront the situation by returning to the New England–esque island where he grew up. He crosses paths with Isla (Rooney Mara), who's returning to the island for mysterious reasons of her own. The tale unfolds over the ensuing days as the regret of past choices forces these lost characters to reflect on how they've gotten to where they are.

      Director/co-writer Charlie McDowell (2014’s The One I Love) returns to the Festival with another metaphysical thriller that uses a fascinating premise as a launching point to explore complex issues in a deftly absorbing fashion. Enlisting a world-class cast who use their unique qualities to infuse humor and humanity, The Discovery plays to both the head and the heart.
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