Interstellar – A quest for the human spirit

November 10, 2014 9:22 PM

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Interstellar – A quest for the human spirit

Set in the near-future where an agricultural crisis has brought the world to its knees, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a widower who lives on a farm with his two kids, daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy) and son Tom (Timothée Chalamet), and his father-in-law, Donald (John Lithgow). Though a farmer by default due to a “blight” that has affected the food supply on Earth, Cooper was once a pilot, an engineer and an explorer – a past life he often dreams about.

While Tom is more than satisfied being a farmer and is encouraged to become one by an education system that no longer prioritises anything but agriculture on the syllabus, Murph is a dreamer with a scientific mind and wishes she could go into her father’s previous line of work. When a chance discove...

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